A hissing rush as chains sail past your face, locked in their ellipsis. You fight the urge to flinch – that way lies only the dreaded clatter of curiously carved weights breaking from their arc, lethal and uncontrolled.
You think you hear distant laughter amidst the rhythmic clink of links.
You cannot hope to command the flail’s trajectory through force, nor will fear make it an ally. Here at the weapon’s epicentre, you must play by its rules. You shift your body, aligning yourself in harmony with the thunderous momentum; learning its metre, its measure, its language. At the same time you devote the full force of your will to an inner stillness – the calm at the eye of the storm.
Unbidden, strange words fill the whispering air. From your chain-wreathed sanctum you are surprised to find the sound springing from your own lips.
Time slows. The circle widens. Chaos meets its match.
Designed for measured solo drilling, this three-headed mangual flail is a custom commission with a taste for the chaotic. The dimensions are based on images from Mendoza’s treatise on Verdadera Destreza, while the aesthetic is inspired by high fantasy and occult imagery.
Our bespoke flails are available from £350. A similar flail to the chaos candle would cost £450.
The hardwood haft is faceted into an octagonal section for superior grip, and finished with an engraved steel endcap. The offset langets are blackened and selectively polished, adding an antique feel to the aesthetic, while the blackened balls are individually carved with distinct patterns. The pinched chain links are both sturdy and elegant, firmly anchored to the haft via a large steel loop.
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