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JeffDJ
02-26-2013, 08:29 PM
When Todd announced a new batch of whips had come in at the end of January, I didn't hesitate in ordering one right away. I ordered the 8ft mahogany and it looks great. Here are some pix of it right out of the box without any Pecard treatment:

Photo showing the included safety glasses & small container of Pecard leather dressing:
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/5205/whip1.jpg

Close-up:
http://imageshack.us/a/img132/7236/whip2w.jpg

Used the flash in this shot, which brings out the colour (perhaps a bit too much):
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/7642/whip3g.jpg

Testing it out on the hip (looks more of a darkish brown in this pic -- amazing how lighting changes the colour of things!)
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7209/whip4w.jpg

I'm very happy with this whip. It's heavier than I expected (being familiar only with the cheap-o 4-footer I got from a summer fair when I was a kid) and the construction is very sound. And it's so nice to finally have a whip with enough weight & bulk that it stays secure in the whip holder, even when walking around. :whip:

PS: As for the Pecards, how is this stuff typically applied, a soft cloth? And what exactly does it do for the whip? I'm guessing it keeps it supple and prevents it from drying out?

HENRY JONES JR.
02-26-2013, 11:03 PM
When Todd announced a new batch of whips had come in at the end of January, I didn't hesitate in ordering one right away. I ordered the 8ft mahogany and it looks great. Here are some pix of it right out of the box without any Pecard treatment:

Photo showing the included safety glasses & small container of Pecard leather dressing:
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/5205/whip1.jpg

Close-up:
http://imageshack.us/a/img132/7236/whip2w.jpg

Used the flash in this shot, which brings out the colour (perhaps a bit too much):
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/7642/whip3g.jpg

Testing it out on the hip (looks more of a darkish brown in this pic -- amazing how lighting changes the colour of things!)
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7209/whip4w.jpg

I'm very happy with this whip. It's heavier than I expected (being familiar only with the cheap-o 4-footer I got from a summer fair when I was a kid) and the construction is very sound. And it's so nice to finally have a whip with enough weight & bulk that it stays secure in the whip holder, even when walking around. :whip:

PS: As for the Pecards, how is this stuff typically applied, a soft cloth? And what exactly does it do for the whip? I'm guessing it keeps it supple and prevents it from drying out?

Awesome looking whip pal! Looks like Indy's. If there's a whip...there's a way! :whip:

deadseascrolls
02-26-2013, 11:06 PM
Nice whip! Glad you're happy with your purchase. Yet another product that adds to Todd's already amazing reputation.

As for the Pecards:

Scoop up a little out with your fingers and apply an even but not thick coat over the main body of the whip. You want it to cover the whip but not overdue it (think lotion on your skin - the leather is like the skin). Once you have it evenly coated, caress and knead it into the leather by rubbing, lightly twisting, etc. Then, when you are done, wipe the excess off with a dry cotton cloth.

For the knots - use ONLY the excess dressing that's on your hand already and knead that into the knots. You don't want to over-grease the knots as they'll start to loosen and pull apart.

JeffDJ
02-26-2013, 11:25 PM
^ Thanks for the Pecards tips! :)