Here is Mr. Robert's donation. He's doing a lot of on the road stuff and asked that I post it for him.
Here is my contribution to the 2019 Dog Shelter campaign:
This is a 5 foot nylon stock whip by Einar Stephenson, which I bought on eBay in 2015 for $100. It's forest green & desert tan, with one plaited belly, a 16-plait overlay and an 18 inch fiberglass handle. The handle is also 16-plait, with a grapevine keeper knot. It has Einar's characteristic egg-shaped heel knot, which is very comfortable to hold.
Einar wrote at the time: 'This whip is designed with a very fast action and weighs in at 430 grams. It will serve well for fast routines and is balanced to crack easily. The material used to construct the whip is type II 650 nylon Paracord.'
When Robby came to visit me (was it that year, or the next?) he tried this whip and pronounced it 'very good', adding, 'Don't get rid of this one!' But, as I've said, I haven't actually used it for at least two years, and during that time have acquired several more whips, at least one of which is very like this one - so this one will go to the dogs!
Being superstitious is bad luck.