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« on: February 22, 2008 06:41:39 PM »



I did this for a friend.  It has 7 mink tails on a leather and stud handle.  One of the more unique commissions I've undertaken.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 06:59:41 PM »

Very pretty fur. Very nice craftsmanship.

Is the mink black dyed (what color is the leather)?
Natural black is a bit harder to find sometimes.

Are the tails open or sewn closed? ... I ask because they will retain their shape & durability longer if sewn closed, but it's a pain in the butt.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 07:04:33 PM »

They are natural black tails from Moscow Hide and Fur.  I glued them closed with contact cement.  The leather is a split pig suede from Tandy.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 07:45:42 PM »

Are those really minks tails?! thats kinda gross.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008 07:56:54 PM »

LOL yeah about as gross as a wool sweater. These are tanned, meaning fully processed, like a pair of suede shoes. There's fur on one side and suede on the other.

Moscow Hide & Fur has some decent tails. I buy from some of their wholesalers. So, your mink tails probably came from NYC, were probably tanned in Greece or China, are probably European origin, and are very high quality tails.
BUT be careful of the durability; the leather has a tendency to rip after a few years. If this is for display or occasional play it's going to be around a long time. Smiley

Good buy! Keep 'em coming. It is a very interesting craft.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2008 02:42:39 PM »

Durability isn't actually a problem with this type of flogger. It wouldn't be used like a regular flogger, but rather as sensation play after, or as a break from, the regular flogger. The "bottom" isn't whipped with this type usually, but rather it is brushed across the skin.

Just a guess Wink

beautiful work!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008 12:03:32 PM »

Thanks!  This is pretty much wound up being a "My Precious" display piece for the owner.  I doubt it will see actual play very often.  The falls are 14" natural black tails and were a delight to work with...aside from the wooziness from the cement.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008 11:10:17 AM »

This is beautiful!  Moscow, huh?  Do they have a website?

That handle is lovely!

I have some friends, she has mad some LONG floggers, she made a "bat of nine tails"  where the ends had black leather bats attached, and a "frogger" where there were green leather froggies, very cute!  She also did a GORGEOUS one with roses at the end, and the 'stems' had thorns on!  *loves*

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008 12:18:15 AM »

This is beautiful!  Moscow, huh?  Do they have a website?

Yes they do!http://www.hideandfur.com/

I LOVE the idea of the bat and frog floggers!  I wish you could get them to post pics.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008 01:34:49 PM »

Gah!  *drools*

May I just say that that is *beautiful*  and I'm so jealous...

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Seriously though.  That is one lovely flogger.
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