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Thank you Mario, sp the winner is .....? :-)

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Im a big Indy whip fan, and these look fantastic. Im definitely going to have to talk to you about getting one of your whips.

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Hi Hearl, thanks so much for your kind feedback, it will be a pleasure making a Raiders style according your specs.
Kind Regards
Gio

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@ Giovanni Celeste:

The whips that you make truly deserve to be called funtional pieces of art !!!
I am very impressed by you knotwork and the shape of the heel knots looks very comfortable to hold !!!
Thank you very much for sharing !!!

All the best
Ben

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Hi Ben, thank you so much for your kind feedback.
Re. My knots, when i ve finished to plait the overlai, i take my time to give a smooth shape to the foundation of the knot and make it more clean possible.

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Hi Guys,
I'm happy to show you two interesting works:
The first is a signal whip light blue (the same color of the meaning of my surname) dyed by hand.
The second project it was very interesting and formative.
Below you will find the history of this Arabic Australian Whip.
I thought to give this new name: Revenant 4ft
Kind Regards
Gio

Signal Whip
Color: celeste

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Oriental Whip: Revenant 4ft

This unique whip, from the Middle East, was delivered to me by a customer in order to give a new life.
The whip has come to me in evident critical conditions.
The external plait was braided in cow hide.
The original braid was well plaited but the leather of the braid was very dry and stiff with some cracks along the strands..
The skin was so dry and hard to seem braided  with wood strands.
I had to remove all the overlays and I’ve found that the only core of the whip was simply made up of a series of synthetic fabric layers (dry and easily friable) repeatedly wound on themselves!
The whip has been totally rebuilt.
The handle, characteristic and focal element of this whip, was maintained and repainted without altering the original color to cover some scratches on it.
The thong section was built with core, plaited belly and bolsters and the overlay was plaited in 12 strands in kangaroo dark mahogany.
Below some pics who showing the original condition of the product, his total disintegration and the final reconstruction.
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…And After….
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That is so beautiful, excellent work!! And the plaited cracker on the Revenant 4 is spot on with the other fine details of this whip, well done!

Inch by inch.

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Gio, that Revenant is quite fascinating! You've done a splendid repair/rebuild job on it!

(The Celeste is very nice, too!)

'Less is often more!'

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Perfect restoration Gio. smile
That handle is very unique .

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Gio, that's fascinating!  I'm sure your customer was delighted- how old is the handle on the revenant?

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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Many thanks Rachel.
It was for me a great opportunity give a second life.
That beautiful handle had to have a new body.
I tyed two knots to provide a continuity of look at that exotic handle.
Tha same thing the chiice of the colored cracker.

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Thank you so much Ron and Tyler.
Re. Customer is happy like a child !!! :-)

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Hi Robert, thank you so much for your feedback about the revenant and the celeste.
This one risked being eclipsed by the more interesting history of revenant.

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That's some restoration Gio. Gorgeous handle too!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Wow Gio! You breathed new life into that old whip. Very nice restoration job. The signal whip looks amazing. You have truly mastered the dying of the leather.

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Thank you so much Roger and Roy :-)

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@ Giovanni Celeste:

Breathtaking excellent work Mr. Celeste !!!

I really like the signal whip. The tourqoise accent that you have put on the heel is a very nice  and elegant detail. The restauration of the oriental whip is mindblowing: from what I can see you have not "just" done an excellent restauration but you have made this whip better than it ever has been (better taper, more elegant knots and a fresh inner life) !!!

All the best
Ben

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Hi Ben,
I'm very  pleased that you like it, thank you so much for your kind review.
Re.signal whip:  the tourqoise accent on the heel knot is my new signature because that color celeste is the meaning of my surname: Celeste

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Gio, amazing job, the light blue signal whip is definitely eye catching. The handle on the restoration piece looks really interesting. I think it's cool that you even made the color of the cracker match the entire whip.

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Hi Friend,
I’m glad to show you  a new style of whip available in nylon and roo.
I have decided to give the name Hybrid Cow Bullwhip, it has twisted handle and tapered twisted fall.
Here some specs:
Length: 8'
Twisted handle: 40cm
Shot loaded core and two plaited bellies.
I hope you like it
Cheers - Gio

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