Vampire Edition blood red aluminium Begleri from SkillToyz. These metal begleri have been manufactured to our specifications and are supplied with Paracord ready for play. The medium weight makes these Begleri suited to beginners as well as more experienced players. This is our second run of aluminium Begleri and we are calling it the Vampire Edition because of the blood red colour.
Originating in Greece, Begleri are a traditional pocket sized skill toy consisting of two beads of equal weight threaded on to a short string. Begleri are flicked, spun and twirled around the fingers to perform tricks and have become a popular skill toy in recent years. For many these toys are an excellent Fidget Toy, played to pass the time or keep the hands busy.
These begleri need to have the string length adjusted to suit both the size of your hand and your personal preference. One spare string is provided.
Bead diameter: 22mm
Weight (per bead): 14g (approx.)
Total weight when assembled: 28g (approx.)
Bead Material: Aluminium 6061 grade.
Finish: colour anodised.
Cord material: Genuine US made Paracord. Type 95 - red.
Bead colour: Blood Red.
Supplied with a soft blue Euro-Yo carry pouch and assembly instructions.
These Begleri are supplied ready to assemble. In the package you will find two aluminium Begleri beads and two 30cm lengths of Paracord. You will need to knot the cord to a length to suit your style of play. It is recommended that the ends of the Paracord are lightly sealed using a naked flame to reduce fraying and present a neat finish.
About the Paracord types
You can find a lot of discussion online about the ‘best’ cord for Begleri, and there is no simple answer. Some players prefer thick cord, some prefer thin. Some prefer stiff cord, some prefer more pliable cords. The choice is yours and you may like to experiment with different cord types. For reference if buying replacement string, the smaller hole in the beads has a diameter of approx. 3mm. Unlike the previous Royal Blue edition, the small holes in the beads are NOT threaded. This makes it easier to thread small cords (up to about 2.5mm diameter) but it may be difficult or impossible to thread larger cords.
Type 275 Paracord is 2.4mm diameter (3/32”) (approx.) and is stiffer in character offering more control.
Type 95 Paracord is 2.0mm diameter(approx.) and is soft, more ‘floppy’ and free flowing.
Tie a suitable knot in one end of the cord. Thread the cord through the smaller hole of the first Begleri bead. The larger hole goes over the knot. Threading the cord through the hole can be tricky and may take a little time. It helps a lot if the end of the cord has been heat sealed. Then put the second bead onto the cord, facing the opposite way to the first bead.
You then need to decide what length you wish the cord to be. This is largely a matter of personal preference, but new players are advised to start with a short cord (“short game”). If you Google “Begleri string length” you will find a lot of helpful information on this. As a rough guide, for the short game try having the exposed string about 2 to 3 centimetres longer than the width of you hand. Having decided the string length, you then need to knot the other end of the string. Do not cut the cord yet. Try the Begleri out and see if the length suits you. Once happy, trim the cord to about 3mm from the knots at both ends and use a naked flame (lighter, match) for a few seconds to slightly melt and thus heat seal the end of the cord. Caution: the melted cord will be very hot.
The aluminium beads are tough but not indestructible! The aluminium will wear during use and the colour anodised coating may become marked. This is normal wear and tear.
Not suitable for children under 12. Small parts. Strangulation risk. Sharp scissors or knife required for assembly.
Please play with care!