14mm Ebony Mílos Begleri
14mm Ebony/ Titanium Mílos Begleri
It doesn't get much more elegant than this, but let's start at the beginning. With all of our other bead options, it's hard to imagine anything minimalist carving out a new space for itself between our Sigma begleri, our Hydras, our many spherical Boss beads, and the rest of our range. But the Mílos have done just that, offering a distinctive look and feel that works in a variety of setups. These apple-shaped beads are a traditional shape, and were originally modelled after our jade bodhis. In terms of weight and feel, the Mílos have a lot in common with our similarly sized spherical beads, but to the tactile and auditory connoisseurs out there, the differences will be immediately clear.
The Mílos beads make for a great begleri setup, for this version, we've hit a very comfortable weight, at around 17g for the full set, including cord. The pairing of the lighter ebony wood beads with the heavier (and grippier) polished titanium beads creates a great feeling set that can be reconfigured to play top heavy or bottom heavy. The feel is comfortable in the hand, and their lovely rounding and reasonable weight, combined with the stacked bead arrangement help to reduce impact on the knuckles, for a quick, and enjoyable slinging experience. These beads excel on our custom 2mm kevlar cord.
- 2x Ebony + 2x Titanium 14mm Mílos
- Weight: ~17.2g all in
Note: The Mílos have a 3mm bore, and are designed to run on thinner cords like our 2mm kevlar cord or standard 275 paracord. This is different from most of our other begleri, which have either a 3.5mm or 4mm bore. It is fairly easy to work a cleanly cut and singed piece of soft 550 paracord into the Mílos, but thicker 550 will be a challenge to insert (and if this is your preference, we would recommend choosing another model).
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.