Re-tasking an Off Billet Strap

Rick, one of my favorite clients, introduced me to the off billet strap.

The first thing I thought when I saw this strap; ‘What A Lovely Piece Of Leather’

Now you need to understand this; I am a dominatrix, among other things, and first class corporal punishment equipment is no stranger to me. I’ve been using them for years; canes, belts, straps, tawse, single tails, floggers and even the venerable stock whip. Ah, the stock whip; I was trained by an ambidextrous mistress who used a stock whip in each hand on a client’s butt in a session – bliss – but that’s another story.

I am a frequent flier to local and interstate suppliers of fine leather, rattan and rubber implements. I regularly scour the internet for new and interesting items and consider myself to be both knowledgeable and critical of corporal punishment equipment.

And yet with all this expertise and industry experience of mine, Rick has managed to up-stage me with this remarkable leather strap.

The Ideal Dimensions for Corporal

I once used a strap that was made of 2 layers of thick leather that were sewn together. It was about 30 inches long, 2 inches wide and it was a dismal failure. It was difficult to use and its effectiveness was disappointing. It looked more severe than it actually was.

By contrast, the off billet strap is significantly shorter yet it fits the hand ideally. It doesn’t have a narrowed down section for a hand hold, it is the same width for all its length, yet gripping it works so well. It seems to invite being held, invite the hand to grip it and then to swing it with authority.

Looking at it, it is held by the fold so that the two ends, not being sewn together, are able to move ideally through the air with the least amount of resistance. It just works.

I got the tape measure onto my Off Billet strap and made the following measurements;

Length (folded) 22 inches, width 2 inches, thickness (folded) 3/8 inch.


Now, I love using belts. Belts are just so useful and multi use.

A fine belt looks good, performs a function, and in a dungeon can generate a uniquely appealing sting. Rick and Judith adore them and their collection is extensive. Rick has been collecting for years and now with Judith he’s found a soul mate. Seeing her come to a session with a belt round her waist I just know how it’s going to be used.

Now a long belt used for corporal just doesn’t work all that well for some uses. It can impart a sting, a slap, but sometimes shortening a belt can improve it significantly.

The above is why for a good butt strapping I favor the folded (doubled) belt. It is about a foot and a half long, maybe up to two feet long and it is just right. Not too long, not too short. It is firm, it cover both butt cheeks with minimal wrap and it lands with authority. A strapping from a doubled belt is always hots the spot.

However for strapping hands and even breasts (my lady clients do have some very particular needs) a single belt is ideal. Across a breast, a doubled belt just is a bit much and let’s not talk about crutch strapping. Across hands, a doubled belt is a bit heavy. It goes to ‘thud’ whereas a hand strapping is all about sting.

Now, the off billet strap is best used across the butt as-is. Doubled. Hard. For technique the off-billet just invites use as-is. Don’t fiddle with it, just use it.


Without having it applied to my own tush (I am after all a dominatrix) I have been reliably informed that it is close in severity to the Canadian Prison Strap which surprised me.

For those not familiar, the Canadian Prison Strap has to be seen to be believed. Designed specifically for punishment of prisoners, it is one of the most severe implements I have ever used. Pulling one of these out on a first timer would not be the done thing unless they had a remarkable tolerance.

In a few days I’ll post details of the wonderful Canadian Prison Strap Rick introduced me to. I’d heard of them, but never seen or used one previously. For experienced corporal clients, these are a must have.

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