In 1990 they began publishing the 'LedaGram', a monthly publication which claimed to be 'The only Female Dominant newsletter available anywhere'. I have almost all the issues of this newsletter, something I keep safe in a trunk. I still refer to the Ledagrams often and they still inspire both Ms. Cora and myself.
Ms. Cora posed in front of Her 'Rack' which displays several original Nu-West/Leda items.
OTK Spanking Paddles as shown in July, 1992 Ledagram
Later in about 1994 a catalog was published, titled, 'Instruments of Correction' which showed all the hairbrushes, canes, paddles and straps that could be purchased from them. I still have my copy.
Instruments Of Correction Catalog From Leda (ca. 1994)
These items were available for several years and I purchased several of them including two Spencer Paddles, a Rattan Cane, and one of their earlier hairbrushes (still one of my favorites). Sometime in about the year 2000 I ordered one of their straps but was informed they weren't available. I have always regretted not purchasing more of their 'Instruments of Correction' while they were still available.
Recently, I found a picture of Ms. Dana Specht holding one of the small OTK Spanking Paddles. I think most of you are familiar with Ms. Specht as one of the most beautiful and notable Female Disciplinarians around. She has appeared in many videos, including a DWC video on 'Scolding' which was a breakthrough for us. Cora had me over her lap while watching part of this video, following along with Ms. Specht as she changed from hairbrush to strap to paddle, and so on. What was amazing was how Cora started to not hold back while putting the heat to my bottom with her own hairbrush, strap and paddle. I was finally getting spanked 'good and hard', just as it should be and as I had been hoping for. Thank You, Ms. Specht!!!
Ms. Dana Specht Holding Her Original Nu-West/Leda OTK Spanking Paddle(Used with Permission)
Cora Showing Her new OTK Spanking Paddle Replica
As soon as the tracing arrived I went to work. This paddle, like the full sized Spencer is made out of 3/8 thick, 7-layer birch plywood which is available in sheets from our local woodworking store. So Cora and I went shopping and obtained a couple of sheets and I began to lay out several paddles on the sheet. I cut them out, sanded the edges, rounded over the edges, drilled the holes, sanded them and began to apply the finish. I decided on using shellac and applied at least a dozen coats. The result was a nicely finished spanking tool that could apply an effective 'shellacing' to a naughty bottom. Cora had 'test driven' a sample or two several times and I can say (with first hand experience) that they delivered the sting as advertised in the Nu-West/Leda catalog.
Cora 'Testing' Her New OTK Spanking Paddle on Her Palm
Naturally, I promised one for Ms. Specht. In fact I sent her a pair. I received a totally unexpected reply from her- in the form of a personal, hand written 'Thank You' note. In it she indicated that they were exactly like her original. I also have learned that the small OTK Spanking Paddle is one of her favorites. I must say its an honor to have pleased her so. She has done so much for the community and for us in particular.
So now Cora has a pair of these OTK Spanking Paddles hanging in strategic locations in our home and has a third one that she carries in her purse (much as suggested in the 1992 Ledagram ad). Several times while we have been 'out and about', she has pulled it out to show off one of her favorite Instruments of Correction. (There are probably future blog posts about some of those stories!)