Colors Available

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers Colors Available

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(Updated January 18, 2018.)

Please note, first of all, that all the kangaroo leather I use is veg tan. No chrome tan, no matter what the color. I make all of my own lace, you see, and chrome tan kangaroo leather is a B*TCH just to cut, never mind size, bevel, taper and split. I have NO idea how a chrome tan kangaroo leather whip would behave or hold up, because I never got past trying to cut the first 10 inches of a chrome tan hide YEARS ago before I knew any better, and of course the next instant, I DID know better. I don’t think I’ve ever HEARD of a whip being made out of chrome tan leather. If you have, hit me up, ’cause I’m curious, right? But I use veg tan, even the “fashion” colors.

I’ll keep this page updated with the different colors of leather I currently have available, along with pictures to give you an idea. Bear in mind, of course, that you’re looking at these pictures on a computer screen–in real life the actual appearance may be a little different, especially since different computers and browsers have different color protocols. In addition, dye lots may vary somewhat. The yellow I have in particular at the moment is running a little bit darker than usual.

I do have green now, too, see below for a photo! I do NOT have saddle tan at the moment, I recommend natural instead, with Obenauf’s Heavy Duty LP which will darken the natural leather to a soft pale gold color (see photo below for an example of that, as well). I’ve got orange, too, a lovely supple set of hides, I’ll post a pic below for that as well…

Oolong Whip - yellow sample

Here’s an example of the yellow I have currently, granted again this is a photo on a computer screen. The implement itself is an Oolong Whip, an extended dragon’s tongue…

I sometimes have white available, I tend to order it when I have a specific request for it. Please ASK me first before getting your heart set on it, because white kangaroo hide is very hard to get and quite expensive, as it’s falconry grade, and so quite thick and heavy–depending on how much white you want, there may be an upcharge.

This is an example of a snake whip (built 3-14-2018) with an all white Falconry Grade overlay, at 16 plait (4ft long).  I used kinda "dramatic" lighting with only a key light, because the white tends to reflect light a lot more.  Even so, as you can see the heavier leather (in this case, the hide measured 1.43 mm at the tail) creates more of a profile compared to regular thicknesses of kangaroo lace.  She is nonetheless quite smooth, because I beveled both sides of the lace on the underside.

This is an example of a snake whip (built 3-14-2018) with an all white Falconry Grade overlay, at 16 plait (4ft long). I used kinda “dramatic” lighting with only a key light, because the white tends to reflect light a lot more. Even so, as you can see the heavier leather (in this case, the hide measured 1.43 mm at the tail) creates more of a profile compared to regular thicknesses of kangaroo lace. She is nonetheless quite smooth, because I beveled both sides of the lace on the underside.

This is a detail of the plaiting of the all white FG snake whip, showing the slightly higher profile of the lace...

This is a detail of the plaiting of the all white FG snake whip, showing the slightly higher profile of the lace…if you click on the photo to open it, you’ll get a less blurry version…

Yes, I do have green, now–it’s an “emerald green,” and I’ve included a photo of a pair of whips with this green leather in it below. The top whip also gives an example of natural kangaroo hide treated with Obenauf’s leather conditioner.

Handles

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

And a lovely orange:

This is a whole hide of orange, pictured somewhat whimsically... ;)

This is a whole hide of orange, pictured somewhat whimsically… ;)

And here's the orange again, paired with purple, and sitting on an orange kangaroo leather hide...

And here’s the orange again, paired with purple, and sitting on an orange kangaroo leather hide…

Naturally, feel free to ask me any questions you might have!