To make this sling today I followed the recipe in
This sling measures 30 inches (760 mm) from the middle of the pouch to the tip
of either handle. The pouch measures 5 inches (125 mm) by 2-1/4 inches (55 mm).
The release cord is terminated by an Ashly stopper knot, ABOK
526. The retention loop is an ABOK 1038. These knots seem
particularly good for these two purposes, but many alternatives would
work well for either.
The construction took about three hours of fiddling. It would go much faster a second time. I filed an old Robertson
screwdriver into a smooth-pointed marlinespike (shown above). It was very useful in working
the weave. I didn’t have
paracord, but the 1/8 inch hollow nylon braid I used seems to have worked well. If I make another sling I’ll use more cord
for the weft to make the weave tighter. But I think this one will work very well as
There is a lot of good information about slings and slinging to be found at http://slinging.org/.
Slinging the way David slew Goliath: