House of Eros Dagger Strap Review
By Carnal Queen.
It’s in my nature, I’m a complete sucker for beautiful things. So when Bondage Bunnies contacted me and asked me if I’d like to review something for them, and I spotted this House of Eros Dagger Strap on their website, I was a very happy girl. I’ve never tried anything from House of Eros before, so I squealed with delight when they agreed to send this to me.
There’s a part of me that’s always succumbed to the darker side of things. I don’t think I fit into a typical goth/emo stereotype, and that suits me, because who needs a label? But I do have a love for gothic inspired jewellery, darker attire (hey, it’s slimming) and anything with skulls on! This dagger strap just sang out to me from the web page. It’s truly beautiful. So simplistic in it’s style, no fancy bells or whistles, just dark, seductive and very exciting.
I didn’t have to wait long to get this stunning hitty thing into my claws, thanks to Bondage Bunnies super quick, discreet delivery. It’s packaging is very minimalistic, and totally in keeping with the brand. I personally love this, it has a very artisanal feel to it, which is fitting, because House of Eros is an artisan brand. The dagger strap is finished in a gorgeous deep red colour, with black faded edging, with House of Eros embossed into the leather, part way down. It also has a slight glimmer to the leather, so it glistens beautifully when the light hits it.
The shape is fantastic. Designed to be shaped like a dagger, with a slimness to the neck of the handle, to give you a good purchase on it when it’s in the hand, it’s simple but very functional. Offering you a narrower tip, for sharper stings, and a broader surface, to allow for more thuddy thwacks, it caters for different needs. It’s made of two layers of leather, stitched perfectly together, which gives you some flex whilst maintaining structure. Nobody wants a floppy dagger!
There’s a hole in the handle, to allow you to thread something through for hanging. I personally prefer to hang my impact play toys, so I’ll certainly be making use of this. It would’ve been nice if House of Eros had included a hanging/wrist strap, something that was in keeping with its unique design, but they didn’t. It’s not a big deal, but it would’ve been a nice finishing touch. On Bondage Bunnies website, and House of Eros’ own, the dagger strap has no hole, but a metal ring built into the design, I’m not sure why mine differs to be honest, very strange! The House of Eros dagger strap measures 15 inches in length and is approximately 1.5 inches wide at the broadest point.
CK wasted no time in taking the dagger strap and introducing it to my ass. Don’t feel sorry for me though, I wasn’t complaining 😉 The initial introduction was when I was fully clothed, and I was quite surprised by how tame it felt. Thankfully though, my naked butt loves this strap! I often find that we start of with something that’s a little less evil and progress to impact tools that offer more pain. With this strap, I’m quite happy to use it for a full session, because you can start of relatively lightly, and still build up to some fairly intense pain. Don’t get me wrong, if I wanted to experience hardcore pain, I’d still be reaching for something like the Tantus Plunge, but because I’d consider myself to be a player that enjoys moderate pain, this House of Eros dagger strap satisfies my needs very well.
It delivers delicious blows, that have an eye-watering, fingers gripping sheets, kind of sting. I really love how it feels, and I also love how it looks to the eye. If the scene is important to you when you indulge in impact play, I think you’ll love it too. It looks fairly menacing, but the sexy, sultry colour of it softens it slightly, and the sheer sight of this being brought out of the Fudrobe (fucking-wardrobe, we’ve all got one of those, right?) gets my senses tingling and my mind whirling, thinking about what is to come.
Because the House of Eros dagger strap is leather, it’s definitely going to wear in more with continued use. I actually prefer leather implements that look well loved, it’s far nicer than the perfectly pristine look in my opinion. The flex that naturally occurs at the neck, means that over time, the strap will soften here. I don’t think this will affect its use for a long time though, this strap should certainly last you a long time, and give you many, many happy memories! My ass loves it!
Bondage Bunnies is a growing bondage and sex toy website, based in Hertfordshire in the UK. A company that believes “Angels & Devils can fall in love and that sometimes discipline is a necessary pleasure” has my attention! They sent me the House of Eros Dark Red Dagger Strap for free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This in no way alters my thoughts or experiences. Go check them out 🙂 No affiliate links have been used in this post.