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Message started by kicktheotter on Jun 17th, 2017 at 12:29pm

Title: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 17th, 2017 at 12:29pm
Currently have these 3 slings which I'm willing to trade. I've already been asked by BalearicMateo but if anyone else is interested...

The top left one is 116cm from loop to release knot. Pouch about 7cm.
Top right is 131cm, pouch is about 9cm.
Bottom is 137cm, pouch about 9.5cm.
All of them are cotton string, 6 strand braid splitting to 3 strand for each "arm" of the pouch. I still have some cotton string left so I can always make some more if the demand outstrips supply :)

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 17th, 2017 at 12:31pm
Would help if I remembered to attach the photo...
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Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by Alex.Ost on Jun 21st, 2017 at 9:05am
They do look nice. How much do you charge for them?

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 21st, 2017 at 2:20pm
Oh boy I have no idea. I guess the price of postage and... a few extra euros... I'm open to trading for some different slings; I'm more trying to vary the collection rather than cut down on it :D

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by JudoP on Jun 22nd, 2017 at 9:25am
I'll trade for one, probably the mid or longer one. What sort of sling do you want in return? I can make basically all types, but my woven pouch types aren't the best.

Can do-

Leather pouch+ paracord (seatbelt style or shaped)

Seatbelt+paracord

rockmans

balearic-esque

apache

Standard braided split


In a variety of materials.




Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 22nd, 2017 at 12:28pm
Balearic or apache would be great! :D I don't have any of those styles so it would be great to get one of those ticked off the list.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by JudoP on Jun 22nd, 2017 at 5:24pm
Sounds good- I'll whip up an apache (fit better in the mail).

I'll pm you for details.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 30th, 2017 at 1:52pm
I forgot to post here but yeah the longest sling, the 137cm one, is now on it's way to JudoP. The one he's sent to me is waiting for me in England but I got sent a picture of it and I really can't wait to get my hands on it :D The other two are still up for grabs and I might take another look through the collection to see if there is anything I would be willing to part with.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by JudoP on Jul 5th, 2017 at 5:03am
Just received your sling today Kick- feels real nice. I'll bring it out for a test next time I go slinging.

Hope you enjoy your new sling when you get hold of it :)

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 5th, 2017 at 6:55am
Great to hear! The wait is going to be tortuous but not too long now until I'm in England. Slings still available though I won't blame you if you want to wait to hear the review from JudoP first :D

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 19th, 2017 at 12:10pm
Finally in England and finally got a chance to test the sling you sent me JudoP. It's amazing! Great craftsmanship and its a joy to use!

I've also now got hold of a lot more string and have already made another sling in the same style as above and tested it out. More of them to come so if anyone else is interested in a trade, let me know! I can even attempt customizing the length but be warned I'm no  expert. I might consider selling them but I'll have to have a think about the price and unfortunately would have to include the shipping which, being in Finland, can get pricey.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by JudoP on Jul 19th, 2017 at 3:50pm
Thankyou! :)

I do worry with apaches sometimes. I occasionally I mess up the pouch by making it too cupped then it doesn't release well. I think the one I sent was good, though I didn't get to test it.

I actually totally forgot about this thread. I tested your sling last week Kick, and it feels really nice. Perfect for largish egg sized stones and has a very smooth release/feel. I'm also impressed with the release cord knot on the end as I'm not very good at making sizeable ones that are neat.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 20th, 2017 at 3:25am
Good to hear it's up to snuff :D

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 2nd, 2017 at 12:14pm
I currently now have 6 slings in total for trade (I had some spare time in England and then managed to catch a cold on the plane back so I spent my day off sing making :D ) all in the same style. I always make slings the same way so if anyone has any custom requests let me know and I'll take a crack at it :D

Is it obvious I really enjoy making slings?

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 7th, 2017 at 7:27am
Thanks to an inquiry by Jaegoor, I realised I forgot to add all of the dimensions of the slings I have available for trade so I now have them all measured up:

F = Full length
P = Pouch size
Re-CP = Retention cord to centre of pouch

1.
F: 111.5cm
P: 8.5cm
Re-CP: 57cm

2.
F: 118cm
P: 7cm
Re-CP: 58cm

3.
F: 129cm
P: 8cm
Re-CP: 64.5cm

4.
F: 139cm
P: 13cm
Re-CP: 71.5cm

5.
F: 141cm
P: 10cm
Re-CP: 70.5cm

6.
F: 144cm
P: 10cm
Re-CP: 73cm

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by great white hunter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 11:45am
Anymore up for grabs

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 12:10pm
All those 6 listed then I have some cotton string left over so I can try and do a custom order. None of those 6 have any tapering on the release cord but I can make one with tapering if required :)

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by great white hunter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 2:30pm
Ok, I will need a mid range sling with some taper on the release cord. I can trade you a hemp apache sling with a hand tanned buckskin pouch

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 2:38pm
That sounds great! I can get started straight away on the sling and let you know when it's done :)

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by great white hunter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 2:43pm
This is what I can trade if interested give me an overall length and rough pouch size
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Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by great white hunter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 2:45pm
And sorry bout the oversized image..... using my phone as a computer

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 14th, 2017 at 2:45pm
Oh I just thought, would you like a whip cracker end? I must be honest, I haven't done many with a proper cracker but when I have done it it's turned out well :D

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 15th, 2017 at 4:18am
I've sent a PM.

For everyone, the 6 listed are still available and, as long as materials last, custom slings (to a certain extent) are available for order.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 16th, 2017 at 5:59am
Thought I would post up the photos of the sling here so everyone can see what I can do if so requested :)
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Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by Loki on Oct 22nd, 2017 at 1:20am
I found one of my woven/plated slings if you are interested in trade. It is 21 inches from middle pouch to release knot and the pouch is 3 inches long.
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Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 22nd, 2017 at 5:22am
Looks good! Is there a specific sling I've listed you would want?

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by Loki on Oct 22nd, 2017 at 1:23pm
Nothing in particular, I just like to see different slings made by different people. They aren't very common are they? I like my slings from 21-24in. I also found my alligator and cowhide pockets that ya just add retention and release cords. PM me for the details. C.A. liked my alligator pouches I think.

Title: Re: Slings for trade
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 22nd, 2017 at 3:41pm
PM sent.

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