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8-ft snakewhip, kangaroo hide, 3 bellies around a shot bag core, 16-plait overlay. Heel knot is a 7x6 Turk'shead with a gaucho fan interweave.
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Excellently done.
This is definitely a black beauty for sure.

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Thank you, Ron.
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Well done Mark, looks classic.
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Thank you, Hayes.
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Mark, that’s a beauty!!!
Inch by inch.
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Thank you, ma'am.
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I like it, Mark! I like it a lot! :)
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Post by Flemming Bo Christiansen »

It looks like a beauty. Do you bind a "handlearea" or is it the same binding all over ? I am not so familiar with snakewhips.
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Thank you, Robert and Flemming,

Yes, Flemming, on a snake whip I bind the first 12 or 18 inches pretty tight around the core and then each bolster and belly gets another binding that ends a few inches shorter than the last so that they don't just suddenly change tension. Bernie has a video that shows it. Even if you don't make whips his videos are very enjoyable to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lurikPziGw
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Mark that is beautiful :)
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Thanks, Ross.
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Mark, excellent work, that whip looks very very stylsh!

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Thanks, Ben.
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