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Wierd request : a Kangaroo Leather Bullwhip

By lobster - 4 January 2009 37

I have a friend from America visiting and she was asked by a friend to buy:

A Kangaroo Leather Bull Whip

-6 or 7 foot (can be as short as 5 foot)

– 12 plait ( a must)

Have been to the leather place in Gold Creek and they only had 8 plait whips.

Sex shops have no luck either!

Anyone know of a place around Canberra… Or even between Canberra and Sydney?

[ED – Any excuse to trawl the sex shops eh?]

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Wierd request : a Kangaroo Leather Bullwhip
poptop 9:02 am 05 Jan 09

Kangaroo leather has more springiness?

BWHAAHAAHAA!

ogrex 8:58 am 05 Jan 09

I had a similar request from a friend in the US who wanted a quality dog lead made from roo leather. Apparently they’re really in demand there because the roo leather gives more and allows for greater “springiness” in the leash. I had a quick look around but nothing jumped out at me so I stopped looking.

If someone sees one out there let me know.

willo 5:11 am 05 Jan 09

just collect twelve roadkill tails and make ya own………a trip from holt to duffy should do it….

shiny flu 4:59 am 05 Jan 09

If I recall correctly, there’s a couple leather shops out at Bungendore that were willing to make custom pieces. A quick peek into the yellow pages and a few calls should do it.

ant 11:41 pm 04 Jan 09

Yeah, I think from memory that you aren’t allowed to take roo stuff into the US cos they think they’re endangered or something. I used to threaten to gift people with roo-arm bottle openers, but never dared to try to import them.

Xbikee 11:10 pm 04 Jan 09

PROBLEM: your friends WILL NOT be able to import it into America when they return….believe me!

Vic Bitterman 10:38 pm 04 Jan 09

utah said :

Vic Bitterman said :

What’s the reason for 12 plait?

Bullwhips.org are selling a “12 plait kangaroo bullwhip made in the Indiana Jones (Morgan) style”, which I think answers that question.

No, that doesn’t answer anything at all, despite me having a decent look at the site.

What’s the 12 plait mean? Is it reliability? Does it make the whip stronger? Does it make a different sound?

I suspect you utah don’t know either, so please, enlighten us viewers with the facts rather than just making a vague reference to a site that sells them.

utah 7:47 pm 04 Jan 09

Vic Bitterman said :

What’s the reason for 12 plait?

Bullwhips.org are selling a “12 plait kangaroo bullwhip made in the Indiana Jones (Morgan) style”, which I think answers that question.

You could try and dig up an Akubra Federation while you’re at it…

Vic Bitterman 6:46 pm 04 Jan 09

What’s the reason for 12 plait? Not that I even know what that means….

deye 1:30 pm 04 Jan 09

The used to be (probably still is) a leather worker out near Belco somewhere. He was in the Yellowpages. Do a search for leather goods. He might be able to help.

blueberry 12:24 pm 04 Jan 09

Yep i think hiscocks would be your best bet.
Other than that you might need to go on to the internet. Most of the well kown austrlian whip makers have their own sites.

poptop 11:12 am 04 Jan 09

Try the saddlery places; erm . . . Saddleworld in Phillip or Hiscocks in QBN, perhaps?

ant 11:03 am 04 Jan 09

gun street girl said :

I think there’s a leather shop in Bungendore – might be worth a visit. If they don’t have the whip, perhaps this person in the US would be happy with a kangaroo scrotum change pouch instead…?

Be sure to buy the type with a picture of a Kangaroo on the packaging, with a giant band-aid on his lower tummy, saying I’m ROONED!

I love those.

Why does it have to be a 12-plait?

farnarkler 11:00 am 04 Jan 09

There’s got to be a craftsperson in the ACT who’ll make one. Check with the people at the bus depot markets or somewhere like that.

gun street girl 10:56 am 04 Jan 09

I think there’s a leather shop in Bungendore – might be worth a visit. If they don’t have the whip, perhaps this person in the US would be happy with a kangaroo scrotum change pouch instead…?

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