Common Begleri - Titanium
Common Begleri - Titanium
Common Begleri - Titanium
Common Begleri - Titanium
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Common Begleri - Titanium

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Common Begleri - Titanium

The Commons get their name from the ubiquity of their shape in traditional Greek begleri and komboloi. These barrel-shaped beads are timeless in their simplicity, and very similar beads can be found in a wide range of materials ranging from inexpensive plastics through to semi-precious stones. The Commons design is our take on this classic shape, and the result is both fresh and familiar. Although they have commonalities with our Standards series, they nonetheless stand out in Aroundsquare's lineup. The stacked bead design has a distinctly traditional vibe, but the choice of lightly polished titanium gives them a clean, minimalist look that fits squarely in our range.

The individual Common beads have a 1:1 aspect ratio, meaning the two-stack setup is longer feeling than most of our sets, much like our Micro Bosses. However, the cylindrical shape of the beads provides a nice element of control when manipulating the beads during play. The beads weigh in at around 4.2g each, making the sets very light and nimble at around 17g overall, depending on cord choice. The beads feature a 3.5mm "Goldilocks" bore, making them suitable for play with either 275 or 550 paracord, and the generously rounded bore makes it relatively easy to thread 550. However, where these beads really thrive is on thinner cord, much like the common Greek beads on which they are based. They will ship with two strands of our new 2mm high density kevlar cord, as well as a selection of 550 paracord. 

Details:

  • Bead weight: ~4.2g
  • Set weight: ~17g all in, depending on cord choice
  • Available gr5 titanium, with polished finish 

New to begleri? Check out Aroundsquare's AO2 Crew demonstrating what this toy's all about, via the talented guys at Kuma Films (below). You may also want to visit our general information page on begleri, or do a deep dive on the history, configurations, or manipulation of this remarkable little toy.

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