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Gio - it is great. 10 year ago I used to wear a tie almost every day, but now only few times a year, but this one i definitely the most allround tie I have ever seen. I can be used for daily wear, for business and parties.

Well done - great idea smile

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Thanks a lot my friend i was pretty sure you would appreciate it!!

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Very beatiful Gio! I have no idea how you did that big_smile

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Many thanks Jyri!
It's very close to Mahe a leather belt but you have ti cut the strands tapered or widen

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Gio, that is high fashion indeed.  Great work, I would have never even thought of doing that, and certainly couldn't have executed it with such style. Excellent!

And I think to myself, *What a wonderful world!"-Bob Thiele

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Gio, that is incredible. I love it!

Common sense is now so uncommon that it should be officially reclassified as a super power...

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Gio, magnificent. A very fine product that I would absolutely love to have. I may well be in touch about ordering one. I wear a tie at all my whip events, and this would be a great tie for that purpose.

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Thanks a lot Mark, Scott and Jesse,!! 
I'm really happy you like it

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Gio, is this tie available on your website, or is it a 'one off'?

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Hi Robert,  oh no it not will be one shot but yes it will be put on the catalogue...
This month probably I'll do the updates on my site.
In the meantime it's possible order by email.

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Gio, I suspect you will have many orders!

One, two, three... "WOOF!"

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Thank you sir Roger for your kind wishes.
Obviously I hope so smile

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Very nice Gio!  I am amazed at you skill.  I know how hard it is to get strands even and to taper them so they all are equal.  And to then taper everything in a flat braid like that.  Very well done!

Here's wishing you find time for the things you want to do, and for the things you need to do.
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Wow! Thats amazing work Gio! If only I had the money...

I used to think the brain was the most important organ. Then I thought, look what’s telling me that.

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Many thanks Jeff and Ethan for your kind feedback.
Many thanks Jeff indeed  for your analysis.
The hardest part of this project was the regolare tapering  of the strands.

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BULLWHIP
4FT
12 PLT
PATTERN: Fantasy

Hello everyone,
I believe it deserves to be told the story about the choice of the pattern on the handle of this whip.
At first I had chosen the "Solid Band" 16 plait present in the Ron Edwards's book.
My initial intent was to reproduce the same pattern in 12 strands instead of 16.
So after several attempts I asked to Rachel McCollough if she ever made this pattern in 12 strands instead of 16.
At the end after a funny and nice race between Rachel and me (won at the end by her) to reach the right sequence, I realized that my mistake had created this new pattern.
So I decided to show it to Rachel and she also agreed to use this last pattern on the whip.
This story tells once again about Rachel's skill and talent
I'd like to thank Rachel McCollough for her help and her very important advice.

So here a few pics of this whip.
Thans in advance
Gio

4ft BULLWHIP 12 PLT brandy with Fantasy pattern on the handle and engraved brass plate

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Close up on the handle
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Engraved brass plate

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