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If you want to skip the intro and just get down to business, simply click on any of the images above, or look at the left side bar to peruse what whips are available for sale by custom order. Or you can check out the upper right corner in the right sidebar to see if there are any items available “off the shelf,” if there are, just click on the photo and it’ll take you right to the post with all the details.
One of the things I find I always want to know when I’m looking at someone ELSE’s website (usually a leather vendor, lol!) is WHERE they’re located. So I thought maybe I’d mention where we are located here on our site. Currently Mojave Outliers proper is located in Eugene, Oregon on the west coast of the United States, although we split our time between here and Joshua Tree, California–in the middle of the most beautiful part of the Mojave Desert–hence the name, of course. The main reason we’re based out of Oregon despite our name is that the economic climate is a lot more friendly by FAR for a small business than the mad scramble of fees and regulations (more like “rules in opposition”) you butt up against in California. Nonetheless, we’re desert rats here at Mojave Outliers, just we’re adaptable, right?
This all started way back when I puzzled over how to make the handle of a creosote cane more comfortable for the wielder. The creosote bush grows wild (and ubiquitously) all over the Mojave Desert, and makes a very nice adjunct to bamboo, though it’s a bit more solid. But, it IS a cane, and so subject to breaking and needing to be replaced—why, then, spend a lot of time and effort crafting a handle on one? But I was hooked once I started fiddling with how to do it, and it wasn’t long before I discovered leather and the craft of whip-making.
Love at first sight. Ardent, profound and enduring—and enormous fun besides!
Each of my whips is heirloom quality: they are lovingly hand-crafted to exacting standards, and, so long as you don’t actually use them to break beer bottles, they will provide you with years of enjoyment and satisfaction.
As time allows, I build the odd item on spec, in which case it’ll show up in the upper right corner in the right side bar–you can click on the photo to get the details, and there’s also a link to each item (if any) on the left sidebar menu.
All my whips are made of kangaroo leather from, of course, Australia, and so can be trusted to provide durability as well as a fine aesthetic quality that stems from the sleek but yielding strength that kangaroo hide is famous for. Such whips almost have a life of their own in terms of responsiveness to your hand!
Speaking of which, and here comes the disclaimer!—make sure your hand knows what it’s doing. Especially with bullwhips, these things can cause serious injury, so don’t use them in a way that might result in such. Take the time to learn so you don’t end up in the emergency room with someone making a joke about “putting your eye out.” Whips are fun, but they are NOT toys!
Payment is via PayPal, so don’t worry about sending a payment until after you and I have talked and sorted out all the details. When I’m ready to start your build, I’ll send you an invoice (which will include shipping and handling). Naturally the invoice needs to be paid in full before I ship your whip to you.
Enough! Take a look around at each of the pages, let your imagination hang loose a little, ask a few questions if you like, then tell me what you want and we’ll get busy!