Halloween is soon – will you be tricked or treated with a London Tanner implement?
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With Christmas only ten weeks away – have you written your letter to Santa yet? Not sure about what you’d like? We can help! Read on to find out the differences between all the implements and how to use them, so you are ready to choose that perfect gift!
Straps, Paddles, Tawses
Leather straps and paddles come in hundreds of different shapes and intensities. They can range from the humble trouser belt through to weighted Irish Strap.
Paddles generally have a distinct handle whereas straps do not. Tawses are basically straps that have one or two splits to create fingers cut into the end. These implements are really only suitable for use on bottoms, tops of legs and hands.
Straps and tawses are generally made from leather, while paddles can come in a variety of different finishes such as leather, rubber, plastic and wood. I prefer these classic corporal punishment implements when made from quality leather. There is something quite delicious about the feel of leather against the skin. Always remember that leather equipment softens with time and needs special care – you can read about leather care HERE.
Paddles tend to cover a bigger area of the bum than a strap and since they are usually quite stiff you don’t have to worry about controlling the tip as much. When using straps or tawses you should measure the stroke before delivering it. To measure the stroke you use a technique where the first strike you make merely touches the bottom gently. You can then check where the stroke has landed and thus ensure you know exactly where a hard strike will land. Ensure that the tip of the implement lands about three-quarters of the way into the furthest buttock.
The longer the strap the harder it is to control the tip, so the more practice you need before using it. Try to get the flat of the strap or tawse and not the edges to land on the bottom or target area. It should land with a good crack if it lands correctly and a dull sound if wrong.