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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #60 - Nov 10th, 2020 at 2:24am
 
Hello Kilisi,
I'm very interested by your sling. Do you have a photo ?
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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #61 - Nov 10th, 2020 at 2:42am
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 10th, 2020 at 2:24am:
Do you have a photo ?

No sorry, it was a long time ago in a different country. It was very simple, just a strip about 7 feet long cut from one of these bushshirts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swanndri
but I don't see why any material wouldn't work. The first ones I made for my sons I just cut up a potato sack.

But my sons went online and saw all these fancy slings with fingerloops and pouches and stuff and hassled me.

Sorry but I never learnt to do anything properly back in the day so I'm having to relearn so I can teach the kids.
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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #62 - Nov 10th, 2020 at 3:02am
 
I agree with you.
I made a sling with synthetic felt ribbon. There is a photo page 2. It is not beautiful but it throws very well. With it, I throw up to 80/100 meters.
After, you we can make more worked slings. It's also ok.
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Reply #63 - Nov 10th, 2020 at 3:25am
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 10th, 2020 at 3:02am:
It is not beautiful but it throws very well.

Yes, I like a strip, no need for knots, pouch, different length slings etc,. You just wrap the extra around your wrist and tuck it in.
But my sons said I do everything like a caveman and they want proper real slings, so we braided some.
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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #64 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:48am
 
Personaly, I have two daughters, and one of them, teenager, once told me even cavemen dress better than me.
Son or daughter doesn't matter ; that's what it's like when you're old   Sad
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Reply #65 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 11:00pm
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:48am:
Son or daughter doesn't matter

Yep, 3 sons & 2 daughters, they all sling and the only one doesn't get cheeky is the baby
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