Thanks so much Nadine, Rachel, Robert, Wolfgang, Robby, and Georg!
Robert, would you believe that is actually crimson? Partly I was surprised when I saw the crimson color, and partly I think it's a case of digital color warping. In person it looks like it has a lot of gray in it.
Wolfgang, a stockwhip certainly feels different than a bullwhip, I don't say one is better but rather it's a matter of preference. I personally prefer a long handled bullwhip, I feel that they flow more smoothly, but stockwhips change directions like nobody's business. Arrowhead patterns are good for these, and also you're correct about the overhead figure 8.
Robby, I thank you for the compliments on my plaiting and my art, but I'm ot going to stop making whips I think I will suspend my order book for awhile, because I am booked into 2020! It's true that art is my first love before whips, but I love making whips too. My grand scheme is definitely to get to the point where I can make a living with my art, and continue to do whips on the side as I have been for all these years - I'm not going anywhere Pardner!
Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!