Limited Edition Black Hawk Mk2 Collection

For those who are not already aware, we currently have a Kickstarter on the go for a limited edition series of floggers. You can read all about it below or on our Kickstarter page at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aemiliahawk/limited-edition-black-hawk-mark-2-collection

About

The use of a flogger is usually among the first steps after discovering BDSM and to continue from our previous project: The Art of Flogging DVD, we are now aiming to bring some of the best quality toys to enthusiasts all over the world.

What is this project?

My business, Kabunza Craftwerks, specialises in building bespoke BDSM orientated toys and accessories. My own set of toys, the original limited edition Black Hawk floggers, is now ready for retirement after almost 6 years of loyal service. It is my intention to build a new set of Black Hawk impact toys for myself and give everyone the chance to own their own personalised variation. Like we did for the first set, we would like to offer this new set for a limited time of one month. We have already built prototypes and have taken photos of them so that you can see what we are offering.

Where will the money go?

Most of the cost will go into the purchasing of materials. With this exclusive range of toys, we have chosen some of the most comfortable, durable and aesthetic building products available. These materials also need to be packaged and shipped to our workshop. What is left goes into paying kickstarter fees and for the time it takes to create them as each set is 100% bespoke and takes about 20 hours to complete.

Why Kickstarter?

Due to the expense of the materials involved, Kickstarter allows us the opportunity to be able to offer luxury items such as these for a limited time. Essentially acting as a kind of pre-order, these kinds of toys would be difficult for us to offer through normal circumstances.

Rewards!

Because our skills have advanced so much since the original Black Hawk floggers were made, we are offering 6 variations in the Mk2 range and 8 pledge levels. The details of these sets can be seen below:

  • The leather: A luxurious leather originating from Spain known as “Hunters leather”. This is a very soft leather with a nice amount of weight for its thickness. Each toy has exactly 42 falls (because this is the meaning to life, the universe and everything).
  • The o-rings: Ouroboros (a snake swallowing its own tail). Nickel free.
  • The chainmail: A style of broken Full Persian weave which we call “Hawk’s weave”. All in blackened steel and very strong. The length of the chains in our Nunchaku floggers are 3 inches and in our poi floggers, 8.5 inches. This weave is only ever used in Black Hawk’s.
  • The conchos (luxury sets only): Brass ropework filigree set in stainless steel. These conchos will be engraved with your own initials or two letters of your choice. Making each set unique.
  • The finger loops (Poi and Finger sets only): Double layered for added comfort and aesthetic.
  • The handles (Nunchaku only): Made from chinese red oak with a steel ball bearing swivel joint for added maneuverability.

Pledge level 1: Black Hawk Mk2 Finger Floggers, Standard edition.

Pledge level 2: Black Hawk Mk2 Nunchaku Floggers, Standard edition.

Pledge level 3: Black Hawk Mk2 Poi Floggers, Standard edition.

Pledge level 4: Black Hawk Mk2 Finger floggers, Luxury edition.

Pledge level 5: Black Hawk Mk2 Nunchaku Floggers, Luxury edition.

Pledge level 6: Black Hawk Mk2 Poi Floggers, Luxury edition.

Pledge level 7: One of every standard edition set. Poi, Nunchaku and Finger floggers.

Pledge level 8: One of every luxury edition set. Poi, Nunchaku and Finger floggers.

Stretch Goals!

We have several stretch goals in mind.

Stretch Goal #1 – £5000

All reward worthy pledges will receive a copy of The Art of Flogging DVD along with their new toys!

Stretch Goal #2 – £7500

All reward worthy pledges will receive a Snap Dragon along with their new toys! These Snap Dragons will be made out of the Black Hawk Mk2 leathers and steel. (Photo coming soon)

Stretch Goal #3 – Details will be released upon reaching the previous stretch goals.

And finally

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at our Kickstarter and sharing the word. We appreciate all the support and encouragement we receive from the BDSM and alternative communities. We hope this project encourages people to play and paves the way for many more in the future.

Disclaimer: Floggers are for use by consenting adults as novelties, fashion accessories, and sexual toys. We do not encourage violence towards others and assume no responsibility for unsafe, improper, or illegal use of these items. Please be safe, sane, and consensual.

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I need a PA!

Due to too much work on my plate these days, I am finding it incredibly difficult to keep my blog updated on a regular basis.

It is like someone repeatedly slaps me across the forehead with a paddle that has the word “Busy” embossed into it.

 

Lots of photos from various things coming soon. Lots of events, photo shoots, videos, Kabunza stuff etc. The usual things I mention and always seem to lack the time to post. A video blog may be an easier thing to do.

Apologies for the lack of a “Quotations 2016” post. I have not even had the time to keep track of them.

At least I am getting my events list of 2017 slowly sorted out.

I need a PA :/

 

Kinkfest 2015

Once again, I braved the largest kink event in the UK to teach workshops.

Every year Kinkfest UK hosts a large educational conference and party over the course of a weekend, centred around all aspects of BDSM and fetish. It has a huge assortment of workshops, classes and discussion groups.

Unfortunately, this year I did not manage to “get my rigger on” at the peer rope. But I did have lots of fun teaching several groups of tremendously awesome people.

If you get the chance to attend in 2016, it is something I highly recommend and I will be back for a third year to run workshops on the art of flogging. It is held at the Xtasia club in Birmingham. If you read my blog and spot me there in 2016, come over and say “Hi!”.

They have expressed a wish to have some kind of flogging performance at the next one. About the best I could do would probably be to just get up and play, but we shall see how it goes and what they have in mind closer to the date.

A lot of photos were taken of me at the 2015 event by the official photographers. But many contain nudity and are images of me at play while attending the afterparty, so I will be restricting my blog to having only a few. The rest can be seen in my Fetlife gallery if you are curious.

If photography at an event is something that makes you nervous, Know that the event photographers always seek permission before taking photographs and they are incredibly discrete. Any face in an image that is not the centre of attention is burred completely out.

All these photos were taken at my Art of Flogging workshops. Enjoy.

Photos courtesy of Kinkfest UK.
Photography by Red Fox Photography & Shadowofchaos.
All images are copyright © KinkfestUK 2015.

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A Velvet Thought – Mistresses Musings: “Catch up”

So, I guess I really need to play “catch up” before I start seriously writing posts again.

I will start by giving everyone the results of the 15000ft freefall parachute jump that I did for charity. If you have not already seen it on my Youtube channel, here is the video footage taken by the awesome people over at Skydivebuzz.

Let me apologise for having such a screwed up face during the interview parts of the video. It was a combination of too much light and the holding back of a lot of emotions.

A huge thank you to all the groovy people out there who helped me raise a whopping £772 for HospisCare for cancer patients and a huge thank you to everyone over at Skydivebuzz for everything you did that day. You are all very awesome people.

You can read the original post here if you do not know the whole story of why I did this:
https://aemiliahawk.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/hawk-flies-for-hospis/

I will be posting more “catch up” updates soon. Watch this space.

Quotations: 2015

I realise that my blog has had a lack of frequent posts for the past 4-6 months, but the past year has been both incredibly busy and stressful. I have full intentions of restarting my blog very soon.

In the meantime; I will start up this year as I have always started a new year here on my blog.

Continuing the quotations of the year posts, here is the selection for 2015.

You can see the ‘Quotations 2011′ post: Here
You can see the ‘Quotations 2012′ post: Here
You can see the ‘Quotations 2013′ post: Here
You can see the ‘Quotations 2014′ post: Here

Favourite quotations of the past year (including some that I have not been able or bothered to ‘tweet‘) in a single blog post purely for fun.

As usual, no names will be mentioned (with the exception of my own) and people will be referred to in an anonymous fashion or title. Of course, you will all know who you are from being present when I had said the quote in question. Try also to bear in mind that almost all of these quotes have been said in the heat of the moment and are not meant to offend any readers of my blog.

Enjoy.

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Aemilia Hawk: “I’m fluffy!”
Friend 1: “So are Polar Bears!”
Friend 2: “Fluffy like a snake.”

Aemilia Hawk: “I am 99% angel. That last 1% just screws me over every time.”
Friend: “is that 99% angel the one that ‘sauntered vaguely downwards’?”
Aemilia Hawk: “Stauntered? Sauntered?!? It was a proud ‘trip’ I’ll have you know!”

Friend: “There is something worrying about a smiling demon.”
Aemilia Hawk: “Would this be a good ‘Muahahaha’ moment?”

Aemilia Hawk: ” I was trying desperately to remain polite by not vomiting on the pink floor. I succeeded. Despite wanting the colour change so badly.”

Aemilia Hawk: “I still wonder at how long it took them back in the 1930’s to figure out that shoving a violet wand in your eye is really not very good for it. At least the eyeball attachment has the perfect shape for nipples and has the added bonus of not causing blindness when used on them. At least, not in the receiver.”

Aemilia Hawk: ” I am so innocent that I make that fruit juice smoothie stuff look fattening! If I were any more innocent, I would be doing a ‘Puss in boots from Shrek’ impression!”
Friend 1: “You are hiding the fangs and everything! Valiant effort!”
Friend 2: “Asking you to spell ‘innocent’ would go something along the lines of ‘P-U-R-E-E-V-I-L’.”

Aemilia Hawk: “I don’t always wear my top hat. But when I do, I make it look nonchalantly awesome regardless of where I am or what I am doing.”

Friend: “Fangs for the mammaries!”
Aemilia Hawk: “Ohh, the punnery!”

Aemilia Hawk: “They said ‘Relinquish your weapons!’. Of course, none of the guns could shoot but they quickly learned that wooden flintlock replicas are superior to painted plastic toys in the ability to club.”

Aemilia Hawk: “When life gives you lemons, just shut up and eat the damn lemons!”

Aemilia Hawk: “If you have enough passion for something, anything is possible.”

Aemilia Hawk: “The sadistic part of me is currently having an argument with the reasonable part of me. I think my sadistic side is winning.”

Aemilia Hawk: “I will build it! And it shall be named ‘Evil’.”
Aemilia Hawk: “Or ‘Bob’. I haven’t decided yet.”

Aemilia Hawk: “A flogger named ‘Bob’, and so it begins. I built the first head, then ran out of rings…”

Friend: “I believe the Romans had something similar with hooks on the end and called it the ‘scorpion’.”
Aemilia Hawk: “I could never build a flogger with hooks. You hit once with it then they run off with your toy!”

Aemilia Hawk: “Taarsidath-an halsaam!”

Aemilia Hawk: “Angels, Demons, were all from the same basic stock at the end of the day. It’s all just semantics!”

Aemilia Hawk: “Make tea, not war.”

Aemilia Hawk: “You had me at Wasabi.”

Aemilia Hawk: “You have been inspiring me to come up with completely new colourful insults.”

Friend: “You could put ‘Fifty Shades’ to shame.”
Aemilia Hawk: “I have still not seen that movie. I suffered enough when I subjected myself to the books. Self harm is really not my kink!”

Aemilia Hawk: “That ‘freshly cut grass’ smell you love so much is actually a chemical distress signal. And you enjoy it! You sadist!”

 

Hawk flies for Hospis

As many people may be aware from one of my previous posts, my father was suffering from terminal cancer. Sadly, he recently passed away.

It has taken me a while to be able to stomach writing about it here on my blog.

My father was a paratrooper in his youth and when he retired he continued to jump for recreation. He was still skydiving at 71 years old.

When he found out he had terminal cancer, one of his goals was to attain some sort of skydiving license at 300 jumps. He trudged through the pain and sickness with an insanely positive outlook in an attempt to achieve his goal. So much so, that he attracted the attention of local papers, a radio station and was even videoed as an encouraging example for patients suffering from cancer.

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He passed away 4 jumps short of reaching his goal.

To this end, myself and 3 other members of my family have agreed to do the last jumps for him.

It should come as no surprise that I have chosen Hospis Care for cancer patients as my chosen charity to collect for. They were the people who looked after my father in his final weeks and I saw first hand the marvellous work they do.

You can sponsor me for this jump at any of the events at which I am showing face over the next month. The sponsor forms and details are brought with me to every event Kabunza or I attend.

Alternatively, you can donate online at: https://www.justgiving.com/Aemilia-Hawk

I have already been asked if the jump will be filmed and I plan to pay the extra to make it happen. Hopefully the jump I do for my Dad will be up on Youtube not long after completion.

Let me thank everyone in advance who plan on donating. It is an incredibly worthy charity.

The date for the jump is the 19th August 2015. Weather permitting.

Wish me luck.

We did it!

 

It is amazing and heart warming to see so many enthusiastic kinksters help us raise the funding for this project!

As we go through the creative process, we will be keeping everyone up to date on our project page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/835910848/the-art-of-flogging

We want to send huge hugs and an massive “Thank You!” to everyone who has pledged! Lets fling some floggers!