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Braided sling

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Primitive sling

actually made of paracord, not leather, but there wasn't a good catagory otherwise.
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Do you know how I may make a sling like the one in this picture? Basically a tapered strip of cloth.…
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the whole thing is a simple 3 strand braid. It starts as six strands when you double over the finger loop, but its not actually a six strand plait, just a three strand braid with the stands doubled up. Then its splits apart for the pouch and goes back together. Then you periodically drop and melt one of the six strands so that two of the three that you are braiding are doubled up, then one of the three, then you just braid three to end it and whip the end with a smaller cord. There are lots of tutotials online that show you how to braid.
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Nice sling but how do you actually braid the rope I have never done braiding before I have woven my own sling pouch and tied ropes to it to serve as retention and release chords. But I hear that braided slings are just a better framework for a sling like they don't tangle is that true?