High quality rope, reliable and fast shipping
Posted by Milo on 3rd Feb 2018
I have just received my fourth order from Esinem, and it arrived in the fastest time yet – only four business days from placing the order, and I’m all the way in Canada! The longest it took to receive a package from Esinem was under two weeks, but that was over Christmas.
After trying a variety of jute rope from several vendors, I eventually settled on building up my kit with the 6 mm Osaka jute, and the 6 mm tossa lite. The rope arrived in a non-descript black padded envelop and contained not only the rope I had ordered (18 x 8 m hanks) but also a little gift that I think was a bonus for my large-ish order – thank you!
The 6 mm Osaka jute arrived in neat, hand-wrapped coils without any trace of JBO smell (I’ve never smelt any JBO on Esinem rope), but instead had a very faint and pleasant smell of pine that quickly faded. The Osaka jute is remarkably fine and consistent, with only a few dark bits visible on close inspection. I’ve found no barky fibres to pick out at all, nor have I detected any broken yarns. The initial stiffness of the new (untreated) jute gets worked out quickly with a few passes through a carabiner, and I prefer to lightly singe this rope and give it a very light oiling since I like my rope smooth with very little loose fuzz. The diameter is either at 6 mm or just a bit over, and the length is a few dozen cm’s over the 8 m length. This rope is drop dead gorgeous, and photographs very well.
The rope is light enough to send flying with a flick, but it has a substantial, quality feel. There is one downside to this rope – since it’s such a fine, single-ply yarn I found that until the rope is softened up from a few hours of use, it’s very easy to kink or pull the yarns out of alignment by handling the rope roughly or reefing down too hard on a tight knot. It does require careful handling to get the most out of this rope, especially before it gets broken in.
I’m very happy with this rope, and I have no doubt my happiness will turn to love in the coming months. I’m a very satisfied customer, and I recommend this rope to anyone who is willing to invest a little care in the preparation and handling of their rope. Much recommended.
Posted by Kai on 4th Sep 2017
The rope itself feels good in the hand, looks fine but i have not used it more then once, because the end knots are way to loose, and i must fix the ends before using the ropes.
And the rope is not finished, to many hairs left.
Not what i would expect when bying finished rope, to expensive compared to what you get.