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The Last Crusader
08-29-2010, 10:17 PM
Hey Guys and Gals!

I've never done a review on my Strain Indy Whip and figured this would be a great time, as there are no current reviews on one of Joe's awesome whips yet. Plus, Joe just became a member here, so what better way for me to welcome him!

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv94/tundrarider/016-5.jpg

This whip is over two years old. I got it soon after the release of Crystal Skull. I was hoping to get it in time for the film's release, and Joe really tried, but he was already backed up after making so many whips for CS. I did get to happily carry it at ComicCon that year as you can see here:

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv94/tundrarider/comicon2008102.jpg

In the ComicCon pic you can see how light the whip color was when new as I ordered Natural Tan. You also might notice that the whip is being carried strangely, as I had not yet obtained my SuperHolder from Wade. At the time, this was the best way I could carry it without slipping.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv94/tundrarider/0012.jpg

The whip has darkened up beautifully since then. This is my first and only Indy whip, so I don't have much to compare it to, aside from my original whip purchased from Mexico 20 odd years ago. (No comparison, of course!) But the whip cracks and handles wonderfully, even in my inexperienced hands.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv94/tundrarider/017-5.jpg

The patina this whip has taken on is just gorgeous, perhaps even prettier in real life. All I've done to assist the passage of time in obtaining this look is to add generous quantities of Pecards, sunlight and use!

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv94/tundrarider/015-6.jpg
Though most of my gear pieces have been upgraded completely over the last two years, this one has remained and will continue to do so. I was very fortunate to make the choice for a Strain when I was still quite new at "authentic" gear collecting. I chose to go with Joe, as his whips were substantially less expensive than the Morgans and I figured since he studied under David, that the whip would be of similar caliber. Joe certainly did not disappoint.

Thanks for looking, and Joe, thanks again and WELCOME!!!

Michael

RCSignals
08-30-2010, 02:34 AM
It is a beautiful whip. It simply looks well made with care. Wonderful.

jasonalun
08-30-2010, 03:06 AM
Very nice pics and review, Michael! Thanks a lot! I've been eyeing some whips, but am extremely ignorant about what's out there. This really helps me. Great pics as always! ;D

Noah
08-30-2010, 06:36 AM
Looks fantastic!! Great color. The rest of your gear is looking awesome too! :)

The Last Crusader
10-06-2010, 01:34 AM
Thanks, RC, Dr. Jones and Noah!!!

Joe does awesome work!

Michael

Weston
10-06-2010, 03:18 AM
Michael, your gear and pictures are always the best, and this is no exception. That whip is a real beauty! A deadly beauty with a wicked bite, but a beauty none the less!

Weston

Chewbacca Jones
10-06-2010, 04:51 AM
It looks great, and the leather has aged wonderfully. Joe knows his way around making a great whip, doesn't he.

faststreetsofhongkong
10-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Joe's whip looks great! I have several myself and he always does his best to match stills from the film, it looks great.

And I agree with Noah, the shot of your gear leaning against the tree looks like Indy just tossed his gear down.

The Last Crusader
10-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Michael, your gear and pictures are always the best, and this is no exception. That whip is a real beauty! A deadly beauty with a wicked bite, but a beauty none the less!

Weston

Thank you, Weston!!! Very kind words. :) You know I love your action shots when you're geared up!!! Still looking forward to seeing how your Wings jackets look with the gear! (In action, of course! ;D)



It looks great, and the leather has aged wonderfully. Joe knows his way around making a great whip, doesn't he.

Thanks, Chewbacca! I agree, and I'm really glad Joe is a member here!



Joe's whip looks great! I have several myself and he always does his best to match stills from the film, it looks great.

And I agree with Noah, the shot of your gear leaning against the tree looks like Indy just tossed his gear down.
Thanks for the kind words! Let's see your collection!!! :P

Michael

KidHuevos
05-30-2012, 05:43 PM
My own whip is also a Joe Strain 10'- here's a recent pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/Glurrk/Part%20II/Bullwhip.jpg

I've had it for about 10 years, but keep it in a cool, dark place so it hasn't darkened so much yet.

IfAdventureHasAName
05-30-2012, 05:54 PM
"KidHuevos"..BEAUTIFUL whip. :goodjob: Thanks for sharing. Can never get enough of a Joe Strain "Indiana Jones" styled bullwhip.

KidHuevos
05-31-2012, 12:26 AM
"KidHuevos"..BEAUTIFUL whip. :goodjob: Thanks for sharing. Can never get enough of a Joe Strain "Indiana Jones" styled bullwhip.


Thanks! :)

I fondly recall seeing an ad for WesternStageProps in a magazine where they were advertising the whip. I saved up my money and picked one up for $375 back then. No regrets about it, either.

IfAdventureHasAName
05-31-2012, 03:56 AM
$375?!? :doh: What I wouldn't give to be able to purchase a Joe Strain bullwhip or any other quality bullwhip from another vendor at that price.

PAGEY
05-31-2012, 05:57 PM
Gorgeous whips!!
I've owned a lot of whips over the years, from most of the top whipmakers (Morgan, Strain, DelCarpio, Midwest, Stenhouse..) and I trully think Joe is the best. His whips are simply flawless, handle brilliantly and really have the Indy vibe. :whip: