Leather Leather Leather …Sjambok

I have now started to move into leather whips

this will also mean leather handled floggers  and dragons etc too

The first one is the fearsome Sjambok

Leather Sjambok

This is my Rustic range beginning point

There are a lot of whipmakers who do lovely Roo hode  pretty fine plaiting

I wanted to do something a little more rustic…. utilitarian ..something that would look at home hanging on a damp dungeon wall

 

so here it is the first in a range of Kip hide whips

 

Why Kip …  well there are a lot  (and I mean a lot) of Kangaroo hide whipmakers out there wo do stunning work …  Kip is the second strongest leather to Roo. So why not make something that performs well and doesnt have the huge price tag of Kangaroo…  there are also a lot of whipmakers who use any leather they can find  …  which isnt usually fit for purpose

this means that a 12 plait kip Sjambok is about 35% cheaper than its Roo hide cousin

 

So I am aiming for the average man ..  the man (or woman) who wants something that will perform last and not break the bank

 

the Sjambok is traditionally a weighted carved piece of Rhino hide. With the decline of Rhino there has been for some years now people making plaited versions.

The Impact toys Sjambok has a kip lead weighted shot bag with super fine 15# lead shot this is bolstered with kip then bound then a 8 plait kip belly is plaited over that  then it is bolsterd with kip again and then bound a second time before the 12 plait overlay is applied  3 plait flat wristloop is optional  metal concho and turks head heel knot to finish it off