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That is sharp! Beatiful Ben!

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Ben, your work is precision in art!!!  I love it!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thank all of you very much for your kind words!

Ben

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I just send another order on it's way. Hopefuly it will arrive at it's destination before Xmas.

The customer wanted to have a very lightweighted black 6 footer with an 6 point Enlish Eye and an 16 plait overlay (2 Bellies).

Anohter guideline was that the Heel Knot should have a diameter of 3 cm (=1,18 inches), a Herringbone pattern on the entire whip and no transition Knot (Hidden Handle Bullwhip).

https://i.imgur.com/yCfbos6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LTSXJfe.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/c6Zxjei.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vnQBoLp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0mNoTbb.jpg

All the best
Ben

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Good job Ben.
That heel knot, looks so very close to your target diameter.

The verniers show almost spot on perfect for the heel knot. smile
That's not easy to do.

Well done.

Ron

I listen to music because punching people in the face is frowned upon.

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Thank's Ron smile

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Ben, this looks like another outstanding whip!  Your workmanship is superb!

'Less is often more!'

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Ben, you are a master at what you do!  I love the sleek look, and I love no transition knot!  A Sleek whip doing what it is made to do!

Inch by inch.

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I guess it’s the „simple“ whips where true craftsmanship really shows... smile

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(simple LOOKING is what I really meant) wink

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That's a fantastic looking whip Ben smile

Yes I wear a hat, no my names not Indiana Jones...........

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Ben, I could have sworn that I posted here earlier about this whip, but I must have not hit the post button.

It is a lovely and very sleek looking whip. the seams are perfect. Great job, again.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Thank all of you very much for your kind words smile

Ben

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An older whip build from 2017: 5,5 foot Bullwhip with 3 plaited bellies (8 plait,12 plait and 16 plait), English Eye and an 20 plait overlay. The whip is very heavy for a 5,5 footer and  the thong is very, very nose-heavy.

https://i.imgur.com/iWFxSXX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NXlvATg.jpg

The specs make this whip very good for flick-techniques.

All the best
Ben

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Ben, your heel knots always look fun.
Nice job.

Ron

I listen to music because punching people in the face is frowned upon.

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Ben, thanks for the pic. It is interesting what the weight distribution do. I hope to ohave the opportunity to crack some of your whips one day even though I like the longer ones if it is cracks over my head. The tip is further away from my head, when it goes wrong wink

Today is a good day

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Ben, that is a nice whip!

Inch by inch.

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Very nice work, Ben.

I fluctuate between liking thin light-weight whips and heavier ones. Depends on the mood I'm in and how sore my wrists are. I am also finding, though that in either form, I've come to like whips that are a little weighted towards the heel, though. Seems to make it easier for me to control.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Thank y'all very much smile

Flemming, if there will be another Meet&Greet, you a certainly welcome to try my whips smile

Mark, same here. Most of my personal practice whips are rather on the light-weighted side, but I do enjoy the perfomance of  heavy whips too.

Ben

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Thanks Ben. Lets hope.

Today is a good day