(SOLD!) 3ft 12 plait Budget Boudoir mini Bullwhips!

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(SOLD!) Not one, not two, but THREE Budget Boudoir mini bullwhips! The first is the Rudolf whip, characterized by a lovely bright red heel knot–perfect for the season!–with an all black thong.

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This is 3ft 12 plait, all kangaroo leather, with a shot loaded core, 22″ tapered black latigo fall and red B55 poly bowstring 8″x2″ cracker!

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With a lovely proportioned taper and fine plaiting, she slides out willingly with a nice crisp crack.

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Next is a 3ft 12 plait Budget Boudoir mini bullwhip in pink and black kangaroo leather! Classic style with a little pizzazz!

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A heel knot in solid pink this time, diamond plaiting on the handle, and single strand offset on the thong. Shot loaded core, 24″ tapered black latigo fall, and this time a pink B50 Dacron bowstring 8″x2″ cracker!

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…smoooooth plaiting all the way, which is how we like it!

(This Whip has SOLD!) And finally, The Candy Cane Whip!

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A more vintage Christmas look, peppermint Candy Cane whip in green kangaroo leather with red & white. This is an ORIGINAL, too, since I actually ended up spiral plaiting the handle, because that was the best way to get that lovely swirl just right. No extra charge, though, since it’s R&D and I can use this on other builds, too, now that I know how to do it.

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A detail of that classic barber pole look! Do not lick! I mean, you can…but prolly you won’t taste any peppermint, at least not at first…lol!

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Detail of the plaiting out on the thong. The usual clean tapering of the thong & strands!

Enjoy!

DesertMinx

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24/16 Split Spiral Kangaroo Leather Bullwhip

4.5ft 24/16 plait Split Spiral Mini Bullwhip

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This is a recently completed custom order, a 4.5ft 24/16 plait split spiral mini bullwhip, in black & pink kangaroo leather. I pop it in here to give people an idea of what’s possible for an overlay on a whip. THIS is done by plaiting the handle separately, at 24 plait, from the thong which is then plaited starting at 16 plait. One of the nice things about doing it this way is than you have a lot fewer strand drops on the thong, so you get a smoother profile. Too, it vastly simplifies strand tapering, at least insofar as you don’t need to taper the strands on the handle, since the diameter of the handle is the same from heel to transition. The boundary between the handle plaiting and the thong is covered by a decorative transition knot, which is placed on the last inch of the handle (and not out on the thong).

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The above is a detail shot of the “front” of the handle. In this case I went with kind of a “Celtic” motif, but the possibilities are endless!

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And this is the “back” side of the handle, showing how the design wraps around. Having a “front” and “back” side means you’ve got some versatility, particularly if you wanted to personalize the decorative plait with a name or other words.

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Detail shot of the thong and tail, showing the difference in taper along the length of the thong. Nice and smoooooth!

This particular whip sold for $665 smackers, which includes the 24 plait, the fact that it’s a split thong (a bit of extra work), and the custom design itself (i.e., drafting it, and also emails back and forth to refine the design). If this piques your interest and you’d like to have a custom build along these lines, naturally drop me an email!

Cheers!

DM

(SOLD!) 10ft 24 plait Bullwhip by Jim Hurlbutt!

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(SOLD!) I am brokering, for your delectation, a number of whips on behalf of a client of mine, from his private collection. My client is what is known as a whip enthusiast, from the collector end of the spectrum, which means he acquires whips and curates them, but does not throw them, in order to impinge as little as possible on their original conformation. Four of these whips are from well-known makers, while a fifth is in that even more rare category: a large cowhide whip, the leather of which is in excellent condition! I’ll show you that one later; in the meantime, here is the first whip up for sale.

This is a 10ft 24 plait Bullwhip, in all red kangaroo leather, by Jim Hurlbutt, circa 2000 or so, and my client is the original owner. Mr. Hurlbutt of course was famous for his intricately plaited braidwork, and to this day is one of the more famous American whipmakers (granted I believe he also trained for a time in Australia).This whip has an 18” handle with no transition knot—very sleek!—and the heel knot is some kind of 10 bite interweave. There is no wrist loop, it has the original fall at 33”, with an 8 plait point.

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This is a detail shot of the heel knot, with a gorgeous dainty interweave.

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The handle plaiting, with a variety of different plaits.

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Detail of the plaiting on the handle at the transition.

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This whip also sports an extra decorative plait out on the thong, shown here.

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Finally, a detail shot of the tail of the whip, showing the point with the fall knots and fall.

Feel free to send me an email if you’re interested in acquiring this whip for your collection, or if you have questions or comments.

Enjoy!

DM

3ft 12 plait BB Mini Bullwhip!

Bullwhip Leather Kangaroo Mojave Outliers Argyle Licorice BB

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Available now! The Argyle Whip! The first rendition of a new addition to my repertoire, the Argyle pattern originally hails from the Argyll region of western Scotland in the 1600’s, the tartan of the redoubtable (or perhaps a better word would be “infamous”) Campbell clan, in this case plaited in black, red & purple kangaroo leather. Next, I plait a BAG PIPE!! Hahahahaha! The rest of the specs for this beauty are a 5.25″ steel core handle, shot loaded core, 22″ black tapered latigo fall, a purple B55 Poly bowstring 8″x2″ cracker, and solid red kangaroo leather pineapple heel knot, with contrasting black bolster. This can be yours for $240 smackers plus shipping! Simply send me an email at the address above, and we’ll get you sorted!

Here are some more pics of this little dainty!

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Again, feel free to send me an email if you’re interested, or have questions or comments!

Enjoy!

DM

Kangaroo Leather Bullwhips

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First, of course, the pricing chart and ordering instructions just to keep things easy to find. Note: if you would like spiral plaiting (16 plait or above) on your whip, talk to me first, but ordinarily add $100.

Bullwhips Pricing Chart
12 plait 16 plait 20 plait 24 plait
6 feet $565 $655 $745 $835
8 feet $665 $755 $845 $935
10 feet $765 $855 $945 $1035
12 feet $865 $955 $1045 $1,135

Once we have the details sorted out, I’ll give you a quote for how much your build will cost, but I won’t send you an invoice until I’m ready to start your build. I use PayPal for invoicing (no, you don’t need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal). If you want to make a purchase right now, then take a peek in the upper right side bar, where I have items that are ready to ship are featured, if any.

Above, of course, is a pricing chart for Bullwhips.  Length is for the whip itself, not counting the fall and cracker.  For instance, if you order an 8 foot whip, the finished whip will be longer than that once you add in the fall and cracker. Yes, I can build whips at lengths in between the ones listed in the chart above, just send me an email and I’ll give you a quote. Also, all my full size bullwhips are naturally weighted, but if you’d LIKE a shot load, I’m happy to do it for you, just let me know.

Are you looking for something a little smaller? I also make mini bullwhips! The page is right here!

12 ft 32/16 plait split spiral bullwhip JB

THIS is a 12 ft 32/16 plait split spiral bullwhip.

5ft 16 plait bullwhip Brandly Saddle Tan

A 5ft 16 plait bullwhip in brandy and saddle tan kangaroo leather. The pattern is single strand offset, with diamond plaiting on the handle so that a strand of brandy spirals around the handle.

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…detail of the handle on the 5ft 16 plait bullwhip in brandy and saddle tan….

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 7ft 16 plait Bullwhip DC Red and Black kangaroo hide leather

7ft 16 plait bullwhip, 8″ handle, in black and red kangaroo leather. For larger whips like this, I find the poly cracker works very well.

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Detail of the handle of the 7ft black and red bullwhip above…nice guitar, eh? ;)

Bullwhip 8ft 24 plait black roan red

This one is an 8′ 24 plait bullwhip, with 4 plaited bellies!

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Detail of the handle of the black roan and red bullwhip

An 8ft 24 plait bullwhip in black and forest green kangaroo leather.  As you can see, the green leather darkens to all but black with leather conditioner, so it's hard to see the difference except in just the right light.

An 8ft 24 plait bullwhip in black and forest green kangaroo leather. As you can see, the green leather darkens to all but black with leather conditioner, so it’s hard to see the difference except in just the right light.

A close in shot of the bullwhip above.

A close in shot of the bullwhip above.

Detail of the handle of the 8ft bullwhip above.  This is 24 plait in black and forest green.

Detail of the handle of the 8ft bullwhip above. This is 24 plait in black and forest green.

(SOLD!) Kangaroo Leather BB mini FIRE Bullwhip!

Kangaroo Leather Bullwhip BB FIRE

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This is a 3ft 12 plait Budget Boudoir mini FIRE bullwhip! Plaited in black kangaroo leather with red, orange and yellow chevrons, this has a 5.25″ steel core handle, a shot loaded core, with a 22″ tapered black latigo fall and B50 Dacron bowstring 6×2 cracker, finished with a red 4 bite 2 pass heel knot and black contrasting bolter. Quick and lively, with no wobble, this is huge fun straight out of the box. A scaled down version of my regular build, this one is a little easier on the budget!

More pics!

Detail shot of the heel knot and handle area...Knotus immaculatus!  ;)

Detail shot of the heel knot and handle area…Knotus immaculatus! ;)

Bonus shot of the plaiting and fall knots!  Smooooth!

Bonus shot of the plaiting and fall knots! Smooooth!

Cheers!

DM

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Budget Boudoir Mini Bullwhips

Budget Boudoir Kangaroo Leather Mini Bullwhips

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Price: $220, plus shipping.

And of course, Budget Boudoir mini bullwhips! Like their BB sisters the mini pocket snake whips, these mini bullwhips are 3ft long at 12 plait, but naturally they have a steel core for the handle, at 5.25″ long. I ONLY make these on spec as I have time away from my custom order queue, but feel free to send me an email to let me know you’re interested! Otherwise, I’ll post any available BB mini bullwhip inventory in the upper right side bar (as well as on various social media sites).

First, here’s a link to my post on the two Budget Boudoir whips I did for Valentines Day in February, 2020.

Valentines Day BB Whips!

And now, more BB mini bullwhip pics!

Done for a friend, this one has a little bit special pattern:  mirrored pink hearts! Built slim line, which creates a better plate out, since it accounts for the 5.25" handle taking up part of the thong.

Done for a friend, this one has a little bit special pattern: mirrored pink hearts! Built slim line, which creates a better plate out, since it accounts for the 5.25″ handle taking up part of the thong.

These whips are shot loaded, and I usually kit them out with a 22″ tapered latigo fall, which you can trim shorter if you like. OR, should you put in a request for the next round of BB mini bullwhips, and would like a shorter fall, send me an email and mention it.

...a little closer in to the handle of the pink hearts BB mini bullwhip pictured above...

…a little closer in to the handle of the pink hearts BB mini bullwhip pictured above…

These mini bullwhips are HUGE FUN out of the box! You will not be disappointed! They’re excellent as starter whips, as an adjunct to your (hopefully) growing toy bag full of all manner of whip sizes and styles, and they’re also good for smaller venues for throwing (just bear in mind that they DO have up to a 22″ fall). Best of all, they won’t beat the crap out of your wallet quite as much–Budget Boudoir mini bullwhips are $220 smackers!

BB Mini Bullwhip Black & Red

BB mini bullwhip in red and black kangaroo leather, this time in single strand offset pattern, with diamond plaiting on the handle, creating the single strand of red leather spiraling around the handle…

Needless to say, I craft my lovely BB whips with the same care and pride that I put into ALL my builds. Below are more examples of BB mini bullwhips I’ve built in the past. If you’d like one, send me an email and I’ll jot you down on the request list for the next round. OR, keep an eye on the upper right corner of my web page: When I have spec whips available, I’ll post them there at the top.

Detail of the plaiting on the thong of the BB mini bullwhip...nice, eh?  ;)

Detail of the plaiting on the thong of the BB mini bullwhip…nice, eh? ;)

And just to give you an idea what's possible, a whimsical confection in red and white kangaroo leather:  The Candy Cane whip!  This one has an upcharge to it, mind you, because the white leather is falconry grade kangaroo hide.

And just to give you an idea what’s possible, a whimsical confection in red and white kangaroo leather: The Candy Cane whip! This one has an upcharge to it, mind you, because the white leather is falconry grade kangaroo hide.

Candy Cane BB mini bullwhip heel knot detail!

Candy Cane BB mini bullwhip heel knot detail!

...aaaaand a detail of the fall knots and plaiting on the Candy Cane BB mini bullwhip!

…aaaaand a detail of the fall knots and plaiting on the Candy Cane BB mini bullwhip!

(SOLD!) 4ft 12 Plait Bullwhip, Naturally Weighted!

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This is a naturally weighted bullwhip, which means (in this case) that it has no shot bag, rather 2 bellies and 2 bolsters, and it relies on the natural weight of the leather to balance out the whip over the length of the thong. The whip has an 8″ steel core handle, is 4ft long with a 12 plait overlay in forest green and natural kangaroo leather, finished with a 30″ tapered latigo fall (you can trim it shorter if you like) and black nylon cracker.

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Lately I’ve been studying the “Australian” style build for bullwhips, in particular those done by Mike Murphy–in fact, a friend of mine was kind enough to let me borrow his Mike Murphy whip to study with my very own eyes (and camera, and digital calipers, and cloth napkins!). This whip is the first I’ve done at 4ft, so technically speaking it’s a Desert Minx First Edition, eh? Hahahah! Anyway, this whip is slender, light and fast, with a good loud crack on demand! Pricing reflects the fact that it takes a lot more leather and a lot more work to do a build this way compared to a whip with a shot bag. Feel free to send me an email if you’re interested! Also, couple more pics below…

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Cheers!

DM

(SOLD!) 5ft 16 plait Bullwhip!

5ft 16 Plait Bullwhip

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SOLD! This is a 5ft 16 plait kangaroo leather bullwhip, in Brandy and Saddle tan, with diamond plaiting on the handle, single strand offset. The handle is 8″ long, core is shot loaded, with a 24″ tapered latigo fall and orange nylon cracker. Ready to go at $425 plus shipping. Send me an email if you’d like to make this your own, or present it as a gift!

Handle Detail

Testimonials (and more pics!)

And here we have the odd glowing remark sent my way, in the captions of each of the photos where applicable! In addition, this page is under construction, to explain why there’re only a few pics so far–I have to go hunt down what folks have said! So stayed tuned…

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers Chocolate Deerskin Flogger

An 8″ flogger done in dark whiskey kangaroo hide on the handle (12 plait bird’s eye), with a double helping of buttery soft deerskin falls. Total length is about 27.5″.

Of course here we have an exception to the testimonial in the caption, but this one was too long to fit as a caption.

“Just last week, a friend of mine received a gorgeous, custom-made, deerskin flogger handcrafted by you. We both appreciated your gifted artistry immediately upon first inspection. As I am usually on the receiving end of the dance, the sensorial aspect of a whip or flogger is what affects me the most. Honestly, the quality and uniqueness of your work has surpassed all floggers I’ve encountered thus far: the tingling feel of the buttery-soft falls against my skin; the sweet smell of the deerskin leather across my face; the hypnotic sound of the handle’s rattle; the image of the “fan of fingering falls” across my body… Sublime, all of it.

Second, I want to add a comment directed at others like me, those people who aren’t familiar with all the technical aspects, people with little experience handling floggers. I had the opportunity to share the experience with my friend. I’ve shied away from holding floggers in the past; usually they’re too heavy, awkward, and simply unmanageable for me as a novice. Within minutes of holding your deerskin flogger, it felt like it was a natural extension of my body. The balance of weight, the girth and kangaroo leather plait of the handle, the natural pattern of the falls, overall comfort – each of these elements helped my confidence and creativity soar. In my personal experience, this flogger could be as soft as a breeze or used in way where I can feel a greater impact. My friend (and it practically being my first time leading the dance) said it felt like the greatest massage ever. I believe he started flying after just a few minutes, but I am certain he started to moan with pleasure immediately! And an hour later, I still had the strength and focus to hold the space inspired by the flogger.

Finally, although the flogger connected my friend and I, the energy between us was as intimate as if we were simply touching, skin against skin: the flogger became the perfect conduit as it slowly blended into the background – this “blur” being a desired and predictable result when the highest quality of materials is married to undeniable talent. If you like to support small, independent craftspeople, Mojave Outliers is a perfect choice. You can feel the love infused in this flogger. Its energy is intoxicating. Its quality is off the charts.

Pros: Amazingly supple falls; range from a literal breeze to greater impact; well-balanced; ease of handle maneuvering; weight; high quality materials; sensuous design; top-shelf craftsmanship; excellent piece for both beginners and flogger aficionados, outstanding value.

Cons: None. (Well, maybe it would be nice if it came in pairs!)”

3ft 16 plait Mini Bull

Email sent from client: “Just wanted to let you know that I killed a fuckin annoying buzzing mosquito with my mini bull!
Talk about a precision instrument! :)
You’re the best!”

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers Kahlua Sunset Budget Boudoir mini pocket snake whip

Client testimonial: “All I can say it oh my goodness! This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Much less owning. The craftmanship is out of this world. Thank you so very much for your efforts you are truly an artist. And I am sure I will be making another purchase ASAP…or geting on the the waiting list. Your the greatest!!” Presenting the Kahlua Sunset whip! This is a Budget Boudoir mini pocket snake whip, plaited in dark brown as the base color with red & roan half chevrons. Specs: 3 ft, 12 plait, shot loaded thong, with a 24″ latigo fall and flame colored red & orange nylon cracker.

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 5ft 24 plait Mountain Sierra King snake whip

Testimonials from client(s): “Just got her Minx!! The weight is perfect!!! Just like throwing a dart!!” 5ft 24 plait “Mountain Sierra King” snake whip, 30″ tapered latigo fall, black red and white nylon cracker, plaited in red black and white kangaroo leather.

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers Budget Boudoir Mini Pocket Snake Whip Licorice Whip May 2015

Testimonials from client(s): “Andddddd… She has arrived! Even prettier in person. Oh and so sweet and so much fun! Easy on my arthritic hands, nice little crack… :-D” 3ft 12 plait Budget Boudoir mini pocket snake whip in black, red and purple kangaroo hide, shot loaded, 24″ tapered latigo fall, nylon cracker.

Mojave Outliers Whip Makers 5ft 24 plait Navy & Natural Kangaroo Leather Snake Whip

Testimonial from client(s): “…my amazing whip just arrived. While I consider myself pretty good at having a mental picture that resembles an actual item…. I was waaaay off the mark. Honestly, this amazing whip is far superior to anything I have ever seen or held. Just could not be more pleased.” “Damn but you do some beautiful work!” “You legend. This is f***ing gorgeous.” A 5ft 24 plait navy & natural kangaroo leather snake whip in alternating chevrons, shot loaded, 30″ tapered latigo fall and nylon cracker.