Today is a good day. It started out as a typical monday, one of those that could be left out of the calendar without me beering sorry. And then things changed - the mail arrived.
Brandons whip had made it to my village - at last. Brandon has been asking for some time, worried about his reputation, and i had to calm him down and explain that the danish costums can be a bit time consuming.
Had to wait until end of workday to test i - but here are my first cracks.
Its a very interesting thing to get another mans whip in your hand. So far ive only used my own and there is a distinct difference.
- The plaiting, Brandon is making it far more fancy than ive ever managed.
- A 3D printed concho with my name in it - Thx buddy
- A shorter transition than i normally make.
- English eye - got to learn how to do that
I have a whip with my name on it
Nice colors and fancy pattern
Plaiting is ok straight
Handle is goodlookning - a few small gaps between some strands - but only found because i look for them
Nice knotwork - one small thing is the ends sticking a mm out - again only noticed by geeks
There are a few bulges and visible signs of strands being added
Roling - as you might see on some of the pics - the strands are stacking up a bit. I dont know if its to avoid any gaping. There certainly are no gapes on the thong. But the sureface of the whip is also a little less smooth than my own. I tried to roll it a bit with a 10 cm wide wooded block, and could flatten it a little more
Now after pointing out all the "bad stuff" i have to say the whip is well balanced, the roll out test shows only a slight turn to the left at the very end of the thong - which will disappear after some use.
The work done on it is satisfactory and i am glad i got a new whip and a chance to improve my own builds base on this experience.
Again Thank you Brandon