Robert Gage wrote:
Robby, the whip I won from Fritz is having a new handle fitted. It's not ready yet - and, because of the surgery on my hand, I've told him there's no great hurry. But he's been in touch about it twice, and in due course I'll get the whip - and report!
Robert Wurth has told me he's received the whip I send him.
Robert, your wait is nearing it's end my friend. Thank you for your patience.
I had a few problems getting a handle made locally, and I really didn't want to finish the whip as a pipe whip.
Anyway, one disappointment after another, I decided to turn to our very own Roy Partin and I emailed him the details of length and dimensions of how I imagined the whip handle I would need.
I was expecting a response with options and how long it would take etc, ..... he replied that he'd shipped it the day before and it's on his way............
Thanks Roy, you saved the day and sent a masterpiece of a handle.
Anyway, ...long story short, I sanded the handle cup a little for some final adjustments and it's done.
Unfortunately, some branding on the handle is covered by the knots that fix the handle to the whip. Sorry about that, the only way round that would be to glue the whip into the handle.
So here's the whip Robert, I'll email you the tracking details as soon as I've sent it off.
and a mobile phone video, ....