*** No longer accepting custom orders for these whips***
My Nylon Indiana Jones themed bullwhips are built to the same high standard as my standard nylon bullwhips (a shot-loaded core, 2 plaited bellies, and 16 plait overlay), only modified to resemble the three different styles of whips seen in the movies. A nylon whip will never be “screen accurate;” my intent with this line is not to make a “SA” whip, but to craft a reasonably priced, high quality nylon bullwhip that gives a good general impression of an Indiana Jones bullwhip. As one U.K. whipmaker would say, this is my “interpretation” of the Indiana Jones whips in nylon.
My nylon Indy whips have been sold all over the world and used as a practice whip by a stuntman who plays Indiana Jones in a show at a large central Florida theme park. Nylon Indy whips can be used when you wouldn’t dare take your expensive David Morgan whip outside. With the added protection of being dipped in molten paraffin, you won’t have to worry about your whip being effected by water, even if find yourself going over a waterfall in a amphibious vehicle. (Warning: Never attempt to swing from ANY whip unless especially crafted to do so as were the ones used in the movies)
My nylon Indiana Jones style bullwhips are made of weatherproof nylon parachute cord. Nylon whips are affordable and stand up to conditions that would be bad for leather whips. Nylon whips are less costly than whips made from natural materials, and do not require as much care. If you are into whip cracking as a hobby and use natural whips, you sometimes have to wait on the right conditions to crack those expensive whips, but not with these! You can crack them when YOU want to crack them. I don’t think twice about cracking my whips in the rain or the morning dew!
Though nylon whips are very durable and weatherproof, it is important to take care of your new whip. Nylon is a man-made material that is very durable and resistant to the elements and damage caused by vermin. However, nylon whips are not indestructible and do require some degree of care. I do not recommend using your nylon whip on concrete, gravel or hard dirt surfaces such as packed clay. This will destroy the fibers of the nylon and give it an unattractive fuzzy appearance.As you use your whip, always watch for knots in the cracker and fall. Once a fall or cracker has a knot that been cracked into place, it is almost impossible to get the knot out. Do not leave your whip in the sun for long periods of time. Over exposure to the Sun destroys nylon fibers and will lead to an early retirement for your whip.Light colored whips often get dirty with use. I have heard various ideas on whip cleaning such as spot cleaning using laundry detergent and water. I know one whip cracker who puts his nylon whips in a pillow case and throws them in the washing machine. I would suggest extreme caution if using that method!If your whip is ever in need of repair please contact me.
NOTE: Whips are normally constructed on a first come, first serve basis. When ordering, you will be placed on a waiting list.