The Octagonal Drop Spindle is a top whirl drop spindle, great for beginners or for spinners on the go. Small, compact and shaped like an octagon, even an Octopus would want to spin 8 of these at once! But in all seriousness this spindle is great for finer yarns that a really heavy spindle would break. This drop spindle weighs 41 gr. or 1.43 oz.