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Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:08pm
 
My apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to post this (it appeared to me to violate the rules for Marketplace and Trading Post).  I emailed several online retailers in the Balearic Islands some time ago to purchase an authentic Balearic sling.  One company emailed me today to say they now carry slings made by a local artist.  The prices seem crazy high, but I wanted to make this info available for anyone interested. They carry five different sling types.

http://www.mallorcashop.net/30-slings
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Reply #1 - Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:20pm
 
anyone know what these materials that they are made of actually are?  What is esparto, etc?  I can tell that vegetable fiber means a natural fiber, but what about the rest?
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Reply #2 - Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:58pm
 
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Reply #3 - Feb 15th, 2013 at 9:44pm
 
Ok. I cannot do esparto. but i can and will happily do Jute( I can dye it to make it look like that) for like $5 or so). here is the catch- i have not had any time to mail stuff lately, nor the cash.
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Reply #4 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 4:38am
 
Diego Camunas sells them for 20 Euros face-to-face.
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Reply #5 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 11:41am
 
I think especially in braided slings there is a huge range in quality and therefore working time. A very fine and intrinsicate braided sling made out of loose fibers can easily take more than 5 hours to make. And when I see that simple 30 minutes slings are sold for 10 $ I consider a high quality braided sling definitely worth 40 Euro. Now you only have to judge by the pictures how good the quality is Wink.
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Reply #6 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:08pm
 
Sisal, pita, and esparto are varieties of agave.
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Reply #7 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:10pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:08pm:
Both sisal and esparto are varieties of agave.

thanks!
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Reply #8 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 3:29pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:08pm:
Sisal, pita, and esparto are varieties of agave.


Esparto not is agave, esparto is (Stipa tenacissima) or (Lygeum spartum).

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Reply #9 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 5:03pm
 
A few years ago, Luis Pons Livermore sold some beautifully made Balearic slings to some members for 40 Euros, so the price is actually fair for those balearic slings (It takes hours to make one, that´s a lot of work to be sold cheap.)
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Reply #10 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:52pm
 
Rockman wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 5:03pm:
(It takes hours to make one, that´s a lot of work to be sold cheap.)

i sell several hours of forge-work to my friends for less than $10
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Reply #11 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:54pm
 
Yeah, to your friends, and you don't have to make a living out of it nor are you a professionnal (at least, not yet).

That's not the same scale.

This being said, I won't buy it over the Internet ^^
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Reply #12 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 9:41am
 
Thanks for the info.  I may be willing to pay that when I have some spare cash.  I really like the italian style one.
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Reply #13 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:11pm
 
OkieSlinger you are a god send. Thank you so much! I'm getting one as soon as I finish this message!
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Reply #14 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 7:40pm
 
Caldou wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:54pm:
Yeah, to your friends, and you don't have to make a living out of it nor are you a professionnal (at least, not yet).

That's not the same scale.

This being said, I won't buy it over the Internet ^^

Please do not. I do not want to be know for making knives and tomahawks...
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