Yesterday I was expecting a shipment of Kangaroo from FedEx. Yesterday they stopped by but delivered some other packages, but no kangaroo. Then later that evening (about 8pm) I happened to go outside and when I opened the door there was a nice surprise waiting for me!
I had seven veg tanned drum stuffed kangaroo hides (by Packer) come in. In the shipment were three natural:
The three natural tan kangaroo skins aren’t for bullwhips, they are for another braiding project (that’s top secret).
I also had a Whiskey colored kangaroo skin:
A Saddle Tan kangaroo skin:
And two Red kangaroo skins:
I’ve never had Drum Stuffed kangaroo in the color red before. I’ve had dry kangaroo skins in red before…I’m very excited to get to work with this stuff! My original plan with them was to make a pair of 6 foot bullwhips. I figured they’d be in the mid 50dm size, but these are 64dm each! So I could easily get an 8 foot bullwhip out of each kangaroo skin. I might still do the pair of 6 foot bullwhips and use the leftover for signal whips.