Shop around much and you’ll see the claims, especially on eBay. Sellers talking about having made thousands of whips in the space of only a few years. Just do the math folks, any time someone says they’re making upwards of 3 to 4 whips per day, something’s amiss. Hucksters can fool the uninitiated buyer and impress with swelling claims of large numbers of whips in a short period of time, but those of us who do this for a living know better:
Author Archives: Rhett
A nylon bullwhip I finished over the weekend; going to Maryland:
You can order your own here.
I am honored to be among the 1st group of whipmakers included of the Whip Basics Ring of Trust.
In the following video, Robby Amper discusses why he created the group.
At current speeds, it appears I will be closer to 12 weeks out on new orders rather than the 14-16 posted on my site. However, I might continue to advertise 14-16 just in case we have any more unexpected events that could slow me down. 2013 was terrible in that regard. I’m trying to get as much done as I can now to get the wait lowered for the usual Spring influx of orders. It’s best to get your orders in sooner rather in later. I expect the normal uptick in order volume as we approach Spring.
I’ve had a Facebook fan/business page for a while now. At this time, it’s approaching 1400 likes! And, quite honestly, that’s astounding to me. I never imagined it would grow so much. I try to update it daily with photos of projects, finished whips, and other things that could be of interest.
I often get friend requests on my personal page from customers or friends of friends in the whip cracking/making community. While I appreciate those requests, I may not approve them because I want to get my personal profile narrowed down to family, personal friends, and former co-workers/classmates I want to keep in touch with.
If you like my whip page, I can assure you I will be just as active and approachable as I am on my personal page. You’ll get to see all the newest whips before anyone else and have the most up to date information about what’s going on at Rhett Kelley Whips, LLC. I promise, you won’t miss anything. In fact, my personal page activity has little to do with whips or whipmaking so you’ll probably get bored anyway.
I was recently contacted by German whip coach Robby Amper and given the honor of having my own special gallery at the Whip Basics Forum. It is my own personal thread on the forum -open to the public- where I can post photos of the whips I’ve made. It has only been online for a bit over two weeks, but already had over 1100 visits as of today.
To see what all I’ve posted so far, click on the Whip Basics banner below: