Setting a new standard in shibari rope! Each of the three strands has 7 sub-plies/strands, each of 5 yarns twisted together. The reason for this construction is to create a super flexible, smooth, loose-laid rope that is also durable and forgiving of rough handling. With this rope, you'll get the best of both worlds, long life and optimum feel and handling.
It's sweet-smelling due to eco-friendly production methods (JBO-free) and wet treating is entirely pointless as it is perfect right off the reel. This rope is not processed with conventional JBO. Instead, a hydrocarbon oil which does not originate from petroleum crude oil is used. It is based on gas to liquid technology and is practically free of MOAH containing 3-7 membered rings. In that respect, the mineral oil used is safe from possible carcinogenic effects.
This rope measures 5.9mm off the reel, so you might take it to be thinner. Most rope is about 10% over the nominal size to allow for stretch and so as not to be under specification. After use, it is likely to settle down at around 5.5mm, which I regard as the ideal diameter. The weight is 15.5g per meter, making it fast and 'flickable' when tying. The construction is almost identical to Econawa but has been refined further in our pursuit of perfection; the lay (twist) is a little more gentle making it softer and more pliable.