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Looking good Gio!!

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Magnificent work, Mr. Celeste!
The combination of knots and patterns looks very beautiful and the precision of your work is mindblowing!
I realy like your trademark accent on the belt, it looks fantastic!

Flemming, congratulations to you and to your wife!

All the best
Ben

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Many thanks ti All, it's always so beautiful knowing you like what I do.
Thanks again
Gio

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Gio, those are two magnificent pieces. Your plaiting is, as always, spot on. The knots are beautifully done as well.

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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That is gorgeous work, Gio!

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

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Thanks for the kind words to my wife smile

I can only add that the pictures shows a beautiful belt and at beautiful whip, but the pictures is nothing compared to holding it in your hands.

The belt feels absolutely fantastic in the hands. Concerning the whip - I just enjoy the look and feeling. I will not take it outside into the most rainy weather and wet ground that anyone can remember.

It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice (Eddie Cantor 1892-1964)

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Many thanks to All !!!
I'm very proud and happy about your feedback.
Flemming, thanks again for your kind review!
Enjoy with it when the weather will be fine and better !!!

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Lovely work, Gio.

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

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Congrats Flemming on acquiring such beautiful leather work.
Gio this whip and belt definitely have your signature on them. Awesome job

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Thank you so much for your lovely words Sir.  Roger and Roy.

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Plaited Leather Necktie
Hello Guys,
here i'm with another and unusual plaited project.
Here it is:
12 plt roo leather Necktie.
The making of this necktie was very interesting becouse i've puted in it all the standard know how about the whip and belt making it was a good exercise of:
Cutting and resizing
tapering and splitting
bevelling and back braiding
Here a few pics of this new item.
I hope you like it
Regards
Gio

http://giovanniceleste.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Giovanni-Celeste-Cravatta-in-pelle-intrecciata-braided-leather-necktie-1.jpg
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Stretching

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Gio, if a the must be worn, this is definitely the one...
Fantastic!!!!  Very well done, Gio!

Inch by inch.

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That is just awesome. I'm not a great tie-wearer but I'd wear that!

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

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Many thanks Rachel and Surname Roger
It think It will be worn just for special events!!!

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Now that, Gio, is seriously elegant!  smile

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Many thanks Robert glad you like it and appreciate!!

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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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Hello All,
I'm Proud and honored to show you my last works made for my friends Flemming Bo Christiansen and his lovely wife Gitte

Here some specs:
5ft Zorro style 16 plt
Handle 30cm long plaited in gacho braid pattern
Silver Ferrule and Engraved Plate
Gaucho ring knots
Thanks to Gitte and Flamming !

http://giovanniceleste.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Zorro-whip-style-16-plait-giovanniceleste.it-6.jpg
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Belt 12 plait with brass bckle
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Raiders whip 8ft
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Made for The Bullwhip Artist
Robert Dante
Four World Record

Bullwhip:
6 ft long
16 plait
Fantasy pattern in the very half part of the handle
Gaucho knots
http://giovanniceleste.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/6ft-16-plt-Robert-Dante-Style-giovanniceleste-7.jpg
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