MKUltras - Wooden Editions
MKUltras - Wooden Editions
The Wooden Edition MKUltras feature the same design as the original metal Ultras, but are crafted from specialty woods. They consist of 19 of the smaller ~12mm beads, plus one larger 15mm lil' boss as a lock bead. For this product release, we selected the favourite woods from our original Mala bracelets, and sized them down to make them more nimble for begleri style manipulation. These will be available in three options for each type of wood: full wood; subtle accent with a metal boss bead; and full accent with three metal micro bosses and a metal boss bead.
Note: Please note that the light weight and extra friction of these beads means that they don't work well for raindrops style play.
- 19x ~12mm Micro Boss beads + 1x 15mm lil Boss
- Kusunoki (option of titanium accents)
- full wood 12.7g; one accent 19.0g; full accent 25.0g
- Zebrano (option of stainless steel accents)
- full wood 15.0g; one accent 25.8g; full accent 41.5g
- Rosewood (option of brass accents)
- full wood 21.5g; one accent 32.8g; full accent 49.4g
- Strung on Sterling Ropes 2mm accessory cord (similar to 275 paracord, but softer)
General Info on the MKUltras
The MKUltras are a hybrid design, combining elements of traditional Mala and Komboloi beads. The MKUltra name gives a nod to this lineage, as well as their expedience as tools to help us focus our minds and still our thoughts. They can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from quiet bead counting, through to raucous flipping.
The unique setup of the MKUltras allows them to be worn like mala beads, or carried discretely in the pocket. They adjust by means of a simple friction fit through the larger "Boss" bead closure. Although the design is exceedingly simple, we're fairly confident you won't find anything quite like them around. This is a knotless system, and does not require any special lock bead. The cord is simply compressed when threaded through the Boss bead, providing a reliable, secure fastener, that is easy to adjust when needed.
In this way, the Ultras can be worn on the wrist, or loosened and slid up above the elbow to keep them out of the way when needed. Excess cordage can be knotted loosely around the Boss bead when they are worn on the wrist, or left dangling. This modifiable arrangement allows them to be used very quietly, for simple bead counting used in breath work and meditation, to "raindrop" methods marked by the satisfying, rhythmic clacking of the beads, as well as much more physical methods of manipulation which resemble short game begleri play. While they aren't intended as a highly technical skill toy, there are still a solid range of moves you can link together, and lots of ways of working with them.
The MK Ultras consist of 19 Micro Boss beads (~12mm), and one 15mm Boss bead to close the loop. They are strung on durable 2mm accessory cord.
New to the Ultras? You can wear em on your wrist, or check out the video below for some other examples of what these beads are capable of.