(SOLD!) Budget Boudoir Mini Bullwhips!

Both Emerald Whips

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Please note: Both BB mini bullwhips have sold!

A new emerald green kangaroo hide I’ve been experimenting with! These two whips are both Budget Boudoir mini BULLWHIPS, 3ft 12 plait, with 5.25″ steel core handles, shot loaded cores, and 24″ tapered latigo falls. The top one is emerald green and natural with a mini spiral plait on the handle, and the bottom one is emerald green and whiskey done in single strand offset. I built both these bellies at the same time, so but for the overlay colors, they can be considered a pair. Both throw true with no wobbles and a willing roll out straight from the box, with a lovely crack! These are $220 each, or the pair for $440, plus shipping. More pics below, take a peek! And naturally feel free to send me an email if you’re interested, or if you have questions or comments.

Enjoy!

Handles

Detail shot of the handles of the two Budget Boudoir mini bullwhips…

Em Green & Nat BB Bullwhip

Solo shot of the BB emerald green and natural mini bullwhip…

Em Green & Whis BB Mini Bullwhip

Solo shot of the Budget Boudoir emerald green and whiskey mini bullwhip…

(SOLD!) 4ft 16 plait black & red Kangaroo Leather Mini Bullwhip!

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Ready to ship, this is a 4ft 16 plait mini bullwhip, in single strand offset in black and red kangaroo leather, with an elegant black and red box knot on the heel. The whip has an 8″ steel core handle, is shot loaded, with a 24″ tapered latigo fall and silver nylon cracker. Price is $365 plus shipping. Simply send me an email if you’re interested!

Below are a few detail shots of the heel knot and handle, take a peek…

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(SOLD!) 4ft 12 Plait “Mojave Lite” Mini Bullwhip!

4ft 12 plait Mojave Lite Mini Bullwhip

Introducing the “Mojave Lite” range of whips! Much like the Budget mini pocket snake whips (which are 3ft long), this is a scaled down version of my regular build, geared toward giving people’s pocket books a break, only in this case in a 4ft mini bullwhip! In this specific case, this is a 4ft 12 plait mini bullwhip in all black kangaroo leather, 8″ steel core handle, shot loaded core, 24″ tapered latigo fall, and nylon cracker. Handle diameter at the heel is right around 20-21 mm, so it’s comparable to the Budget snakes in that regard, but, obviously, with a beefed up thong to account for the longer length of the whip. Roll out is smooth, with a lovely crack! This can be yours now for $265 plus shipping! Just send me an email at the email address above!

Naturally if you have questions, feel free to ask!

Cheers!

DM

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.

Payments and Shipping

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. I can give you a quote for your build, of course, but typically I don’t send an invoice until I’m ready to start your build. I can also give you an idea of what the shipping will be, but since the post office tends to raise its rates pretty much by surprise, then when I actually send you the invoice, I will re-calculate the shipping at that time. If there is a change in shipping costs, I’ll make sure you’re aware of it. Naturally, the invoice needs to be paid in full before I ship your whip to you.

As for shipping, domestically so far I use the United States Postal Service (USPS) exclusively. For tiny items (like the Baby Basilisk) I can ship First Class, but for most everything else I use Priority Mail, which includes tracking and tends to be a lot faster.

For international shipping, I use USPS Priority Mail International, which takes about 6 to 10 days to deliver. While the package is traveling in the US, you can track it using the USPS postal tracking site. Once it crosses the border, then in MOST cases you can simply use that country’s postal service to track the package using the same tracking number (which also happens to be the customs form number). I do NOT use First Class for international shipping, because they HAVE lost packages when I’ve done so.

International shipping also entails customs and other taxes for you, the receiver, based on the declared value of the item you’re receiving, payment of which is between you and your customs officials. Please do not ask me to risk my livelihood by fudging the numbers on the customs form for your order.

As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Kangaroo Leather Mini Bullwhips

Mini bullwhips black and red pair

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

You will observe that the 3ft whips are ONLY available in 12 and 16 plait. If you would like a custom spiral design (at 16 plait or above), then that means I’ll do what’s known as a “split spiral,” which entails building lace at 8 plait (for 16 plait spiral), 10 plait (for 20 plait spiral) or 12 plait (for 24 plait spiral), and then splitting the lace at the heel end to create the strands for the spiral plait. This is an enormous amount of quite fiddly work just to make the lace, before you even get to the spiral plait, so, a 3ft 16 plait split spiral is $545, a 3ft 20 plait split spiral is $585, and a 3ft 24 plait split spiral is $605. Observe also that it would be less expensive to get a 4ft whip, because those I can do with a normal spiral plait, with just the $100 up-charge.

Mini Bullwhips – Shot Loaded Core
12 plait 16 plait 20 plait 24 plait
3 feet $320 $345 Not Available Not Available
4 feet $340 $365 $405 $425
5 feet $360 $385 $425 $485
5 feet w/extra plaited belly $435 $460 $560 $610
Mini Bullwhips Naturally Weighted
12 plait 16 plait 18 plait 20 plait 24 plait
5 feet $435 $460 $510 $560 $610
5.5 feet $460 $485 $535 $585 $635

What is a mini-bullwhip? Not a big mystery: a mini bullwhip is simply a scaled down version of a full sized bullwhip, shorter and narrower. I do two different general types of builds: shot loaded, and naturally weighted (if you look above, the first chart is for shot, and the second is for naturally weighted).

The shot loaded whips are a little heavier or “beefier” if you will, with a finished diameter at the heel in the 22-25 mm range, shorter handles, and a bit more heft in the hand. Too, I’ll build them as short as 3ft long if you like, because we can account for the short length with the shot bag, right? Right!

The naturally weighted whips do NOT have a shot bag–they depend for their balance on the natural weight of the leather. Instead, I build them with 2 bolsters and 2 plaited bellies (and a number of layers of binding with flat sinew). I got interested (or frustrated is a more accurate way to put it, lol!) in doing these builds because I had the opportunity to do a repair on a Mike Murphy 16 plait bullwhip, and I just loved it and I want one of my own, but guess what!? So does everybody else on the planet who loves whips, and they’re all smarter than me at finding Mike Murphy whips for sale before I do. Fortunately, I, too, am a whip maker, and no slouch besides, so I took a buncha pics, measured every dimension I could think of, did some research, toiled night and day in the shop, yelled “YESSSS MAWSTAH!!” and “IT’S ALIIIIVE!!!” just for fun a coupla times at 3:00 in the morning for which not a single person thanked me and poof! I created my own version. Now you too can have a Desert Minx naturally weighted bullwhip same as me cause you can’t find a damned Mike Murphy whip for love or money, either!

Naturally weighted whips have a more slender profile, with a lighter heft in the hand, and generally the finished diameter at the heel is in the 19-21 mm range, with longer handles. These I don’t recommend building at less than 5ft, because they’re just too light to go that short without a shot bag, okay? These whips are splendid if you like doing fast volleys, and they slick out on a throw like they can read your mind, and will reward you on demand with a crisp, loud crack.

5ft 16 plait NW Black Bullwhip

THIS is a naturally weighted bullwhip, 5ft long at 16 plait, with a 30″ tapered latigo fall. The handle is plaited in short herringbone, with a section of solid bands interrupted by a single row of double diamonds (tribute to Mike Murphy), more short herringbone, and then I transition to regular herringbone for the thong.

I have photos of BOTH types of builds below, and I’ve written in the captions to the photos which ones are which, so take a peek!

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 5ft 16 plait all black mini bullwhip

A 5ft 16 plait mini bullwhip in all black kangaroo leather, shot loaded core…

2x Red and Black Kangaroo Leather Mini Bullwhips

A matched pair of 4ft 16 plait mini bullwhips in black and red kangaroo leather, diamond plaiting on the handles (8″ long), alternating chevrons on the thongs, tapered latigo falls, and nylon crackers. These two whips were built to travel a bit more lightly than usual, with a hint of Mike Murphy in the mix, granted both of these DO have shot bags, just a bit narrower than I normally build.

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 4 ft 24 plait mini bullwhip in coral snake pattern

This is a 4 foot, 24 plait shot loaded mini bullwhip done in a coral snake pattern, with red, black and yellow kangaroo hide in alternating chevrons. In this case, the heel knot is rounded per the client’s request.

Generally speaking, mini bullwhips are great for learning to throw: the weight of the fall slows the whip down a little bit, so that once you’ve thrown the whip you have a bit more time to get out of the way if/as it comes flying back! 😉 Too, the rigid handle gives a bit of extra control compared to a snake or signal whip, so that also helps if you’re just learning to throw.

4ft 16 plait black mini bullwhip

This is a 4 ft 24 plait mini bullwhip in black kangaroo leather–what I’ve termed the “slim line” model, as it starts out with a more slender shot loaded core, resulting in a more slender, lighter whip. Please mention it if you’d like this kind of build.

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 4ft 16 plait mini bullwhip in black with red knots

…and a 4ft 16 plait shot loaded mini bullwhip in black with red heel and transition knots…

4ft 12 plait NW forest green and natural

This is a 4ft 12 plait naturally weighted bullwhip, with a 30″ tapered latigo fall, the overlay plaited in forest green and natural using the single strand offset pattern.

5ft 16 plait NW JW

…another 5ft 16 plait naturally weighted bullwhip in all black kangaroo leather, with a 30″ tapered latigo fall

5ft 16 plait NW Handle and Fall Bullwhip

And I just like this pic. It’s a detail shot showing the handle and fall knots of the previous 5ft 16 plait naturally weighted bullwhip…

Royal Blue SS Bullwhips

These are a pair of 4.5ft 16 plait naturally weighted bullwhips in royal blue and black kangaroo leather. Steel core handles in this case are 10″ long, and I did both transition knots as pineapple knots (see detail shot below) rather than the more usual 4 bite 2 pass turk’s head because I felt it would look nice with the diamond plaiting on the handles. The whip is finished with 30″ tapered latigo falls.

Royal blue bullwhips transistion knots detail

Detail shot of the naturally weighed bullwhips, with the transition knots in place…

If you have questions or an interest in a mini bullwhip, of course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you toot sweet!

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3ft 16 plait Mini Bull

Customer’s remarks on this 3ft mini bullwhip: “Arrived today! Beautiful work! :) We’re both a bit “stiffie” at the moment but I’m sure at least one of us will slacken a bit over time 😉 Love the weight, it feels just perfect. And the end knot adds another dimension to this wonderful instrument…*evil grin*
Couldn’t be happier!”