Tag: Synthetic Whips

 

Catch Up and Merry Christmas

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Well, long time no write, sorry about that, it has been a funny old year, emotional, lot’s of changes, a death in the family, but business wise another good one so to all of you out there that have ordered from me or wholesale from me, many thanks, the wolves have been kept away from the door for another year.

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A lovely blog written by the world renowned Mistress Sidonia founder of The English Mansion, very kind words indeed, my sincere thanks, if you’d like a read click here… http://www.theenglishmansion.com/blog/blog/archives/14943
The synthetic range has very much changed here at Essentia, gone is the Essentia Nylon Whips site and I have no plans to bring it back, without any sour grapes nylon whips are now a very flooded market and everyones idea of a marketing strategy is to do it £10.00 cheaper than the next man, I’m not sure where the logic is in this, but whatever I no longer compete in that market. Instead I have shut the site and sell only a limited range of synthetic whips. Over the Christmas period I will plait the whips for the photo’s and change the site Essentia Whips to show the three styles of whip I shall be selling in synthetic. There’s a reason to check the site January eh! Well I hope so.

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We shall be off to the not so sunny Isle of Wight for Christmas, so I just thought I’d show you a pic of the little cottage where we’ll be staying, Mum will be coming Christmas day and Boxing day so we can keep our eye on her, her first Christmas in 75 years without Dad who we lost earlier in the year, then the rest of the week Mel, Murff and Moi…..can’t wait.

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Good ‘ole Murff will hopefully drag us out on enough long walks that we come back as we went rather than waddling under excess weight gained which is our usual state of affairs…

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And for a final picture, what could those be in the picture above, I’ll give you a clue, they are not palm style flogger handles, watch this space, the first one of whatever they are will be winging it’s way to Chris of Alpha Whips as soon as it’s done and I have a picture for my site…I very much doubt I’ll have time to blog again before Christmas so to all that read, thank you and the message is below *Smiles….

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Mini Whips

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Mini whips, baby whips, there are all sorts of names for them, the above picture is a mini bullwhip on a little tilter hat, that’s the type of mini hat that sits on the side of a ladies head, so a mini whip on a mini hat.

A lady I did this for about 8/9 years back posted it on my Facebook page, I have done a few over the years in Roo hide and as short as 12 inches as long as 2 foot, I never built them to crack though you could get a crack out of them.

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I have recently had a few requests in my inbox for 2 foot nylon snake whips, I must admit my immediate reaction was pfffftttt!! What is the point I asked myself, a two foot snake then has a one foot fall then a seven to nine inch cracker, it is just a few inches short of a four foot signal whip.

In a short whip weight and taper are very important so common sense tells you the weight in a four foot signal goes out further into the thong and it’s a proven whip been about since the year dot, a much better whip surely? Everyone that emailed me I explained to the pro’s and con’s of a signal versus a short snake and most decided to go with a signal. Good choice I think!

Eventually curiosity got the better of me and I built a 2 foot snake, I tried to improve on what is currently about, I’m not into being a copy cat, although there is probably very little in the world of whip making that’s not been done before it doesn’t hurt to do what you believe to be the best you can.

So Above…..A 2 foot 16 plait snake whip in type II tactical cord, 1st grade veg tanned kangaroo hide shot bag and bolster, Indian Tan Latigo fall, 1st grade veg tanned kangaroo hide herringbone knot, They’ll be on the new site at £60.00

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I must admit to being shocked at how easily it cracked, it looks really cute, it is very accurate but then at that length that’s hardly a surprise. It is a bit of a one trick pony but perfectly useable I am shocked to say.

“Is it as good as a 4 foot Signal” No it isn’t the signal is much more versatile, however it is just as good as a 3 foot signal which again is a bit of a 1 trick pony so as a cheaper alternative to that it is a goer. Great for the ladies to keep in the handbag, or a coat pocket for the guy’s. Perfect if you have it as an extra whip so you have one with you at all times, but if your looking for serious indoor play then a signal is the way to go. That’s my thoughts anyway.