19 February 2010

“Secret Project” not so secret anymore.

‘Cause, I’m done.

SnakeWhip 01 SnakeWhip 03SnakeWhip 02 SnakeWhip 04

My first whip. A Nylon six-foot, twelve-plait, single belly, shot loaded SnakeWhip.

I dunno what else to say, this has been what I’ve been working on the last few days. I made a couple small mistakes, nothing I couldn’t recover from though. My main concern is the foundation for the Turk’s head knot being a little, less than solid, hence the odd knotwork immediately beneath it.

For those that are wondering, yes, it cracks. Loud enough to annoy the neighbourhood dogs. I’m not quite used to wielding it yet but it falls as accurately as I can throw. I managed to pick out a couple of large icicles and teach them not to hang around on my roof and be cold, little bastards.

I’ll practice the nylon whip making a bit more when I can afford to, and if I get a positive response maybe even start selling them.

If you have to be addicted to crack, make sure it’s the crack of a sonic boom.


Heather's Haven said...

Wow! That's great! It must be tedious work though!

AmongTheRuins said...

Oh is that ever cool!!!!! I have wanted one of these for a long time now, to scare the 3 dogs next door into shutting up! They bark all day!!! I love cracking the whip! Growing up with horses I got to learn how. This is really beautiful work!

Ryan said...

ah, now i see that you were indeed working on making a whip - nice job! Are your hands sore from pulling the plaiting tight? Have fun and happy cracking!

Charon said...

Ruins, if you're interested in having one made, let me know, for sure.

Ryan: Oh yeah, rope burned, sore, joints I forgot I had cracking nearly as loudly as the whip. I'm loving it though.

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