More to followwhat do I call thatTOOLS YOU NEED

Listed below are some of the implements needed to wok with Birds of prey, some are called Furniture,

It becomes easier and cheaper if you† lean to make things yourself, If we are handed a bird that has Furniture attached we keep it on (ANKLETS) that is the leather wrapped around the birds legs, depending to what extent the injuries are,

we make our own Leather work,

To start a bit of leather Good quality, a pen to mark the leather ruler for the strait edge, something to cut the leather scissors or a chive chopper the thing with 2 wooden handles press along the line drawn on the leather and it cuts nice strait lines, or use a Stanley knife the choice is yours, all are sharp (careful),

As you can see different types of jesses, and Anklets , you need a punch to make the holes and eyelets for the holes, something to Crimp the eyelets together either a screw type like the ones you see in the picture that looks like two T bars or the pliers type both these types are safe to use, once these are on the birds leg you then need a lead (strong string with a leather ring on the end,† a swivels, Then a Block or Bow Perch for the bird to stand on To make leather last longer & made stronger† rub on some leather† feed,†

Ring to tether BIRD

Bells attach to legs

Blocks and bow perch

To stand bird on, Donít

Forget to tie bird to block,

Or bow perch.

Swivels

Eyelets come in all sizes

Eyelet pinchers

leather

pen

Chive cutters

Stanley knife

scissors

punch

Bath for the bird

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For the meaning of the words Falconers use

THE LINGO

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ITS LIKE TALKING A NEW LANGUAGE, THIS FOR THAT, THAT FOR THIS, MADE† EASY FOR YOU TO LEARN, SO SIT BACK AND TAKE IT ALL IN.

Aba . Cloth to wrap the bird in for examination. To keep it calm. And stops it biting & clawing you

Anklets, or (Bracelets), Leather strap around the birds leg, Jesses go through

Aylmeri, Leather Anklets & jesses designed† by Guy Aylmeri,

Bates. when you have your Bird on the fist, jessed up and it tries to fly but canít, then hangs up side down, it will turn back to the fist.

Bells, either on the tail or legs of the bird of prey, two tone if fitted to the legs.

Bewit. Strip of leather that holds the bells or other hardware to the tail or legs.

Block perch. Falcons stand on these.

Bow perch, Hawks stand on these.

Braces, Leather straps on a hood that enables you to open and close the hood.

Brail, Leather strap on one wing for stopping a bird from bating, when manning.

Cage, used for carrying several birds at the same time.

Chaps. Leg protectors for birds of prey that hunt squirrels, teeth can injure the bird.

Creance fine line attached to the bird. When in training for free flying. 10yds & 50yds.

Dummy bunny, Leather with fur attached to it, on a line, used for training, for the kill.

Entering. The first Kill the bird has done. Then it is an entered bird.

Glove, to stop the bird from digging its talons in the hand.

Hals band. Or (jangoli.) A strip of Leather looped around the neck and hung down to help propel the bird, mostly used with Accipiter's

Box. to carry your bird safely without injury.

Hood, the Leather head covering, makes the bird calm and stops it from excitement,

Jangoli. Is the same thing as the Hals band, can be used with a bell attached.

Jesses, Leather straps that go through the anklets, to hold the bird on the fist.

Jess Extender.† Helps Stop damage to the tail when the bird bates off of the block or bow perch.

Leash, Used to tie the bird to the glove or perch, Leather or Now used Is nylon thick string.

Lure or (dummy bunny) fake rabbit on a string used to train the bird for the kill.

Man galah,† is a wrist cuff used in Asia instead of a glove. For the bird to stand on.

Ring perch. A hoop that the bird stands on.

Scales. Weigh the bird on

Screen perch.† A vertical screen of wood or a wall toped with a bar so the bird can stand on.

Swivel,† a joint that moves, made out of metal† used between leash and jesses.

Tail guard, Feathers of the Accipiter are very brittle, so a cover is placed over the tail when the bird is in long transit prevents feather breakage.

Telemetry, radio transmitter fixed to a bird, easily found with this fitted,†

Yagi, the hand held bit that looks like a T.V areal. That tracks the beep beep sound once tuned in to your lost bird follow the strongest direction the yagi is pointed in and hopefully you will find your bird.

Footed. Snatching motion with the foot either at the food or your hand

 

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How to make The leather bits........

HOW TO MAKE 
BITS & PIECES

3 FEET OF NYLON THIN ROPE MAKE A LOOP BACK ON ITS SELF, TWIST THE END AROUND A COUPLE OF TIMES† THEN PUT THE END THROUGH THE LOOP AND PULL HARD, TRIM UP THE END IF TO LONG,† HEAT THE END TO STOP IT FRAYING,† MAKE A LEATHER WASHER, THREAD THE ROPE THROUGH .THE OLDER FALCONERS USE LEATHER LEASHES, IF YOU CAN STILL GET THEM THAT IS,

Tail guard.

 

How to tie the knot.

LEASH

ANKLET

The easy part is to make these Anklets, It is much harder to put them on especially if you have never attempted this before, You will need another pair of hands so go and get someone who is competent, a towel and all the tools ready before you start,

Once you have hold of your bird safely, place the leather (which already has the holes punched in ready for the eyelets) around the ankle of the bird make sure any rings are on top of the anklet, put the eyelets in place and squeeze together tightly† use the right size eyelet for the hole, once you have checked all is fine and tight, try and twist the anklet around the leg of the bird if you cant do this it is to small take it off and do it again. Good Luck

ANKLET

I have shown you 2 types of Jesses,

This one is fixed to the Anklet.

Once you have made these. Place the end marked 1 & 2 through the anklet eyelets then fold 1 over 2, holes in line place 3 through 1 & 2, you will need to use pointed nosed pliers don't be afraid to use a bit of force to pull it through, pull 3 until it pulls up all the slack (step 4)††

This type of Jesses stay on the Bird all the time. Take end 1 and fold around the birds leg put 1 through slot (B) and pull don't forget to twist the end 1 so that the leather is now upright, once through take the end(2) and pull all the way through slot (A). Use leather feed and conditioner for longer lasting leather,

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Pull through jesses for

Anklets. can be made all lengths and sizes.

Round leather washer

Eyelet press

These are small knife cuts made in the leather for comfort as to not injure the feet of the bird.

 

1/2 inch

I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE OTHERS SOON

The old fashioned way.† Are shown below.