Recently I put together a Stock Whip Kit that comes with precut leather so that a beginner can make their own stock whip. I really haven’t promoted it yet, and have already sold a bunch of them! This provides you with all the materials you need to make your own stock whip along with a DVD that teaches you how to plait it and put it all together!
I’ve got these in stock and for sale at $70 plus shipping. However I’m out of town from 1/28/12 to 2/8/12, so if you order during that time you’ll have to wait until 2/9/12 for me to ship it. Because you’ll have to wait for me to get home before I can ship I’m going to knock 15% off of the Stock Whip Kits while I’m away! That means you can get your own Stock Whip Kit for only $59.50 plus shipping. This is a killer deal and only lasts until I get back home on 2/8/12 after that they go back up to $70.
Today is Friday the 13th which is considered to be an unlucky day…but if you are shopping for a whip it just might be your lucky day! From today 1/13/12 until midnight on Sunday 1/15/12 all IN STOCK whips are 13% off! This sale is limited to stock on hand and it’s first come first served.
Here are a couple of examples of deals you can get today:
Yesterday I listed the 16 plait kangaroo bullwhip on ebay. I figured it would make a great last minute Christmas present for someone (or yourself). I did a shorter auction so that it ends in time for it to be delivered in the USA by Christmas.
The matched pair of bullwhips I was working on have been finished and someone has already bought them, so they are gone…but here are pictures of them being finished (knots and wrist loop).
First I made the foundations for the knots with waxed string and tie the knots over them.
One thing about trying to get the “Indiana Jones” look to the bullwhip is to not have too much of a foundation…but not have the knots flat either.
The two knots came out pretty even is size, shape and location. I was happy with them! Next up was making wrist loops.
I was on the fence about making these bullwhips with wrist loops and my main deciding factor was that I had enough scrap from these bullwhips to make the without cutting new strands. After I made the wrist loops it was time to work on the heel knots.
This is the part of making a pair of bullwhips that really stresses me out. Because I mainly build up my turkshead with thick waxed string I really have to pay attention to the amount I put on each whip. I think that they turned out pretty close!
And here’s the finished whips:
I think they turned out pretty nice as a pair!
My next project is working on a two ton signal whip using up a few kangaroo skin centers that I have kicking around.
Right now I’m having a little sale on all IN STOCK whips! From now until Tuesday morning 11/29/11 I’ve knocked 20% off all whips (bullwhips, snake whips, etc) that I have IN STOCK. Of course all of my IN STOCK whips are ready to ship out and if they are for delivery in the USA they will make it to you by Chirstmas!
All my Indy Style bullwhips are made with the same look as the bullwhips used by Indiana Jones in the first three movies. So these bullwhips will be the same plait count, have the same knots, etc.
These are all “made to order” and the current wait time from when you place your order to when it ships is approx. 2 weeks. Keep in mind my bullwhips are made in a first come first served order, so if you wait until midnight on Labor Day you wait may be longer if a bunch of people order before you did, so delay order now!
The other day I was in Virgina City, Nevada which is a “frontier” town. Several of the shops there sold bullwhips:
These whips really ranged in quality, the lowest quality sold for $2.99. These are good for making the shopkeeper money and that’s about it! I was actually in a store when someone was buying two to the crappy ones and the guy mentioned he was getting them for his kids to learn to crack. He’s going to be very disapp0inted…but then they were only $2.99.
Tomorrow I’m back at home and Tuesday 5/31/11 the 15% off whip sale ends, so it’s your last chance to save on a new whip!
I’m on the road again this weekend and yesterday I was in Jacksonville, Oregon. This is a “historic” town and was fun to walk through. One thing I noticed on the way out of town was a statue of a cowboy on a horse:
What makes this statue interesting is that he has a whip (It might be a quirt). Most cowboy statues don’t have a whip. I think this is for a couple of reason, the main one being that kids will hang on it and bend or break it off. Another reason is that I think it’s something that is structurally difficult to do.
One town over from Jacksonville in Medford, Oregon there is a similar statue and his whip is broken off.
Also my 15% off whip sale is continuing through Memorial Day Weekend ending on Tuesday, so if you have been thinking of gettting a bullwhip, signal whip, snake whip, etc now is a great time to order! This sale applies to IN STOCK whips as well as MADE TO ORDER whips!
I was listening to CNN while I was plaiting a 10 foot bullwhip and they were doing a story on “Cyber Monday”. During the piece they said that any online retailer is nuts if they don’t offer a deal on Monday 11/29. That got me thinking I’m going to have a one day sale that will be the best deal I’ll offer for the rest of 2010.
All day Monday 11/29/10 every IN STOCK whip will be 20% off. I’ve got a bunch of whips IN STOCK and ready to ship out, to see what I’ve got ready to ship visit:
This sale only applies to IN STOCK whips and I only have one of each of these whips, so don’t delay your order! I’ll apply the 20% off to the prices before I go to bet tonight around 11pm, so check back then!