I was recently contacted through my blog by Mercury Design who make handmade bondage items; the store is operated through Etsy. They asked if I would be willing to test one of their items for them. Handmade? Bondage? I’m in!
After being indecisive and spoilt by choice I asked them to surprise me and send me something from their selection. I got super excited by the prospect of receiving a mystery item– it was great, it’s certainly nice to get a ‘surprise item’ through the post every now and then. Shortly after that I received my item; it was a beautiful Walnut cane which was securely packaged and delivery was quick!
The cane itself didn’t have any packaging, but that really wasn’t a problem; it came in a rather large FedEx box which was packed with brown paper to secure the item and keep it from breaking in transit, and also included a couple of business cards – the delivery itself was fast and painless, it really was a smooth transaction.
The cane was specially made for me so it’s not available on the site, but I’m sure if you wanted the one I have you could request it. The closest one matching the one I have is this one; which has a lovely brass loop at the end.
It is made from a salvaged hard wood and brass detailed handle, with the shaft of the cane made from walnut. Although the handle is finished the ‘shaft’ is not – Mercury Design recommend that it be oiled with mineral oil; this will keep the wood in good condition and it can be cleaned with an alcohol wipe after use.
I have to say I really like this cane, it looks amazing and it does feel great; my only downfall on it would be that the shaft itself is slightly too long for me to use in the house – without fear of me breaking something. So prior to use all items have to be removed to ensure we don’t accidently break anything. Honestly due to the length of the shaft I was concerned that it would snap or splinter when used; however I am happy that this has not been the case! It does seem to be extremely robust – obviously if you’re going to really go at it then this isn’t the cane for you; however without the extreme full force blows it does deliver a perfect sting that feels divine and can leave quite an impressive mark. If you want to use this item in the bedroom and you’re pushed for space you are able to just send a message to Mercury Design with your required dimensions, they’re more than happy to accommodate your needs. The dimensions of the cane I received are as follows; it has a total length of 37.5 inches, with the shaft being 34.4 inches in length and 1.3 inches in circumference, the handle has a total length of 5.3 inches, which is perfect for gripping.
In use the cane does exactly what it is meant to do; you can get different sensations from where it impacts with the skin; you will have less of a sting when it the impact is closer to the handle with the sting increasing as it gets further to the tip.
What I really like about Mercury Designs is the amount of items that are available, there are some fab designs that have me lusting after them, they range from gorgeous collars, spreader bars to ice locks, floggers and cuffs.
This was the first time I have dealt with Mercury Design, I’m sure it won’t be the last. I am very impressed with the overall design and feel of this beautiful cane; it is a very welcome addition to my bedroom antics. The communication was fantastic and the delivery was speedy. If you’re looking for handmade bondage items then why not give Mercury Designs a try. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. It’s coming close to Christmas, why not try something handmade for your Bondage needs?