Used by shepherds to this day to direct their herding dogs from afar. The hole in the handle allows for a lanyard for hanging around your neck.
These whistles have evolved from early shepherd whistles made from folded lids from a discarded can with a hole punched in the center. Today, these whistles retain the distinctive half moon shape. With practice, anyone can create a unique whistling language of their own.
- Place whistle in mouth with the curved open edge facing outwards.
- Hold in the mouth in such a way as to create a gap underneath the whistle. The back of the whistle will sit on the back of the tongue.
- Blow and by varying the blow, you will create different sounds.
- To create an even wider range of sounds, move the tongue up and down reducing and widening the gap underneath the whistle
Please note: If you place your tongue against the lower hole you will silence the whistle. It doesn’t matter which way up the whistle is placed. This is just one of nineteen outdoor whistles & calls in the world famous Acme Range.This whistle does require a few practice blows before you get a sound, but once one sound is achieved, it is plain sailing or whistling.