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Whips and Whipmaking

David W. Morgan

Whipmaking - the highest refinement of the art of leather braiding - is the main emphasis of this book. Section one covers the design and construction of whips made in the Western tradition. Section two offers a look into the Mongol traditions of braiding; details are shown in an extensive selection of photographs that also serve to document the geographic distribution of the whips; their historic use and characteristics are explained in detailed captions.


A special chapter describes the evolution of a whip design that became world-famous through its association with Hollywood. The whips used by Indiana Jones were all made by the author and prompted an immediate revival of interest in whips for performance and sport use.

236 pages, 7" x 10", Paperback, B&W, 2004
Order Number: VAP359..........$19.95

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