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Reply #30 - Nov 11th, 2016 at 11:47am
 
So is this one available to buy or is it just to show what's to come?
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Reply #31 - Nov 11th, 2016 at 1:48pm
 
This one was used today! I slung some quinces( similar to a crab apple) and some stones with it. It is starting to break in quite nicely. I have one that's about a year old that is broken in and supple but still strong.
Since this one has dirt and quince juice on it I can't sell it.
I still have plenty of that leather left and am more than happy to make you one.
You can inbox me with details if you like.
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Reply #32 - Nov 13th, 2016 at 11:48am
 
shame about the split pouch - but other than that - looks good.
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Reply #33 - Nov 13th, 2016 at 5:39pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 13th, 2016 at 11:48am:
shame about the split pouch - but other than that - looks good.

Ahahaha solid pouch is possible CA. It would be something like this sling I made a while back
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Reply #34 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 6:50am
 
that's better Smiley
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Reply #35 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 11:13am
 
Yes it's doable but not economical to sell. Still, it would be a mint piece
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Reply #36 - Nov 18th, 2016 at 7:37pm
 
Tomas,

The one piece leather sling really looks beautiful. I like the beveled edges, they give a nice finished look to it. Did you come up with the one-piece idea yourself, or is it based off some existing slings? It's a design I've liked the idea of, ever since I came across some one-piece slings from Siberia, but never actually made myself. I don't know that I could have done it so nicely, so it's fun to see your work.

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Reply #37 - Nov 20th, 2016 at 10:00am
 
Thanks Mr. Potter!
I have never seen any one piece leather slings before so it is entirely my own creation. Half the work is burnishing the edges so I'm glad you appreciate them.
If you have any pictures of these Siberian models I would be interested to see them.
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Reply #38 - Nov 20th, 2016 at 9:38pm
 
The examples I've come across are in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History: https://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=70%20%...

Some of those Siberian slings are one piece and some are not, but they all seem to share a similar leather split pouch.

By the way, there are a lot of other interesting slings in the AMNH collection from other parts of the world, and the online database is a great resource.

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Reply #39 - Dec 25th, 2016 at 7:58am
 
Holy Mack! So many slings! I want to make this one
https://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=16%20%
20%2F%202022

And this one reminds me of Teg's project from a year or more ago. The pouch construction is what I'm referring to.
https://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=40%2E1
%2F%202030

And I'm curious as to why so many of the South American slings have such long extended pouches. Is it ceremonial? Does it help stabilize the throw?
https://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=41%2E2
%2F%205719
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Reply #40 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 7:33am
 
with the south american slings - many of them double as tump lines (think that's the right word) - so the long pouch is to wrap round your forehead.

Some of the historical artifacts aren't actually throwing slings at all.
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Reply #41 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 8:28pm
 
What do you mean when you say so many slings Tomas? Must...see...slings... Shocked
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Reply #42 - Jan 23rd, 2017 at 10:04pm
 
I was referring to the link Mr Potter posted
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