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Message started by oscarluengosoria on Oct 2nd, 2022 at 12:51pm

Title: Castillian leather slings
Post by oscarluengosoria on Oct 2nd, 2022 at 12:51pm
Castilian leather slings. Typical Castilian cowboy slings, made of hand-stitched leather and finished in a silk braid.
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Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by TOMBELAINE on Oct 3rd, 2022 at 7:07am
I'm not Castilian but this sling is very thick.
Maybe there's a helping hand I don't have. I can be wrong but leather slings are weak.
Are they specifically designed for short-range fire ?
Just my first idea.

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by oscarluengosoria on Oct 3rd, 2022 at 11:53am
It may look thick, but it's actually very flexible. They are for aiming and it works just like a Balearic slingshot, at least for me.
These slings, were used by ancients cowboys in Spain.

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 3rd, 2022 at 10:52pm
Is a sling like this for sale or for trade?

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 4th, 2022 at 6:05pm
Nothing weak about all leather slings, I've got a few.
Weak is definitely not a word I'd use to describe any if then :-)

Very nice looking slings Oscar :thumb:

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by TOMBELAINE on Oct 5th, 2022 at 5:01am
Very nice looking sling.
When I say weaker, I mean I'm more efficient with softer slings. Hence my question in term of distance and accuracy.
If there's a helding hand I don't have, I will be interested to find out.
:)

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 5th, 2022 at 6:32am
You do tend to use fairly heavy rocks with all leather slings.

So yeah, smaller rocks don't really work that well.

:-)

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by TOMBELAINE on Oct 5th, 2022 at 7:29am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 5th, 2022 at 6:32am:
Re: Castillian leather slings
Reply #6 - Today at 6:32am   You do tend to use fairly heavy rocks with all leather slings.

So yeah, smaller rocks don't really work that well.

Thanks for your answer.
My slingstone are 70/80 grams. No more.
:)

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 7th, 2022 at 8:27am
You could make a thin sling from something like suede leather.
That would be flexible enough for lighter ammo.

The heaviest duty sling I have is an all leather sling with a round braid I got from a Swedish member, some years back.

Great sling to use, but you need a heavy missile to keep the cords straight.
It also has some elasticity.

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by TOMBELAINE on Oct 7th, 2022 at 11:04am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 7th, 2022 at 8:27am:
You could make a thin sling from something like suede leather.
That would be flexible enough for lighter ammo.

I don't agree with you. I made a sling with leather of goat. It was very flexible and the sling was not good.
I made also a leather sling with a leather of cow, thick 3 mm, and the result was weaker with my slingstones (70/80 grams).
Today I think after this Castilian sling and your example that a leather sling must be thick. And probably it needs heavy rock.

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by oscarluengosoria on Oct 7th, 2022 at 2:36pm
It really must be thick. The Castilian sling is very flexible, despite being thick and works very well with spherical stones.

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by Tomas on Oct 27th, 2022 at 3:23pm
Beautiful slings!
I've made very similar models and enjoy them greatly!
As for the user wondering about efficiency - once it's broken in, a leather sling will perhaps swing a little harder cause it has some weight

Title: Re: Castillian leather slings
Post by TheJackinati on Oct 28th, 2022 at 8:06am
Lovely looking slings!

You don't see many all-leather slings, or at least I haven't noticed many. I have the distinct feeling they would be very durable.

I did make an all-leather sling once out of a belt by cutting a slit down the middle and shaping down the rest of the body except for the pouch. It worked but It seemed to have some elasticity to it, which was unfortunate.

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