Hemp and jute ropes, so similar and yet different!

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The different rope strengths from left to right

Hemp rope 4mm

Hemp rope 5mm

Hemp rope 6mm

Jute High Class 4mm

Jute High Class 5,5mm

Jute High Class 6mm

Jute standard 6mm

The diameters can be seen very clearly in the picture. Unfortunately, this information is never exactly correct and can vary somewhat.

To briefly explain the whole thing:

I am now just starting from the jute high class 5.5mm. The rope consists of 3 strands and each of them in turn consists of 10 strands of yarn. As soon as the 30 threads deviate from the dimension by 0.1 mm, it can already have an effect on the future rope. If the rope is then turned or beaten, you have to calculate again whether it should be loose or tighter and if necessary adjust the amount of threads. In general, one can say that every rope that leaves the rope factory is a little different.

Ultimately, it is then also refined. Depending on the type of processing, the diameter can also change a little here.

So please don't fixate too much on the given diameter

The versions CLASSIC and EXCLUSIVE

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CLASSIC

The ropes are provided with a simple overhand knot at the ends and are of course ready to use.

They were cleaned, broken, flamed, washed and then treated with oil to prepare the rope for future use.

EXKLUSIV

Of course, these ropes are also treated ready-to-use. They impress with the small, firm and complex triskey knot at the ends of the rope, which has a number of advantages when tying up. 

Furthermore, the ropes are flamed and oiled several times

The ropes of Bavarian Bondage

Well, ropes are a dime a dozen, but most of them don't have the quality to become bondage ropes. I also had to search and try for a long time to find a rope manufacturer that could meet my needs.  

Origin

My hemp ropes and the standard jute rope are manufactured in a German rope factory according to my wishes and requirements. Personal contact and understanding for the use of ropes are particularly important to me. 

The high class jute, on the other hand, is produced in several rope factories around the world. However, the company's headquarters are in Japan. Very good ropes are produced with ambition and experience

Knot:

There are neither hemp ropes nor jute ropes to buy in a rope factory that have no knots. The knots refer to the individual threads that are twisted into a rope. These are repeatedly lengthened or tied to one another and, as it were, twisted into the rope. In good ropes, the knots are small, tight, have short ends, and are twisted tightly into the rope. This is a very important requirement for a good bondage rope.

Smell

A very important point is the smell. If you unpack your ropes and you get an unpleasant smell, the bondage evening can be over quickly. I attach great importance to the fact that ropes smell subtle and are only noticed when you really sniff them. The natural hemp ropes offered smell a little of hay and the treatment oil, the colored ones are almost odorless. When it comes to jute ropes, the high class are right at the fore. These have a very pleasant, somewhat sweet smell. The colored ropes are the same as the hemp ropes; these are also almost odorless. The standard jute, on the other hand, smells a bit more distinctive, as it was treated with Baching oil during production, which is not available in the high class.

Ready to tie:

All ropes that you can buy from me are treated ready-to-tie. A little different depending on the rope. But the general rule is to unpack and get started. Hemp ropes now feel a little hard and firm. This is because the ropes are washed before they are oiled. When drying, it is similar to a towel on the clothes horse, since the fibers harden. When you use your ropes, they quickly become pleasantly soft again. 

Jute ropes have the problem with increased lint and should occasionally be re-flamed and treated regularly with oil or wax. The longer jute ropes are in use, the better the fluff will be. You can find tips on aftercare and care under Things to know.

Unanswered questions?

I will go into more detail on the individual rope types on the respective overview pages. 

If you have any further questions, what are you looking for in particular or have individual production requests, please contact me!