The only dark cloud in my experience was when someone decided to steal a whip from me. I was attending a class that Anthony DeLongis was teaching and had left my table to be manned by an assistant. He must have been distracted at some point and one of the most expensive whips on the table disappeared.
This was a very distinctive whip. It will be easily recognizable from a distance and positively identifiable from just a bit closer.
The whip community is small and with the internet, it is very tight. I know this whip will show up and I want it common knowledge that it is stolen property. Please, share this blog post and the pictures on all your social media.
The whip is 7 foot long, 18 plait, ending in a 6 plait with a 3 foot fall that is weighted with ball chain. It has a milky chalcedony on the end knob and a silver ferrule between two accent knots. As you can see, the colors are silver and black. It is all black on one side with one strand of silver that drops out at about the 3 foot mark and all silver on the other with one black strand that goes the entire length of the whip.
As far as I know I am the only one making whips with this fall and setup. Yes, there are probably lots of sliver and black whips out there but not with the stone, the ferrule and the weighted fall. This is a one of a kind and easily recognizable. Please help me find it.
That leads me to my next order of business. I love all the staff! Every one of them were super friendly and helpful even before this happened but especially after. I can not say enough good about them. There were a few times that I wondered something out loud to nobody in particular.... just like magic, a staff member would show up with the information. It is impossible for me to remember all the names, but I would like to say a big Thank you to everyone who helped me.
You have a grace period right now. You can choose to send the whip back to me before we discover your name. If you do that, no harm done.
Send the whip to-
1081 Jackson st.
Thanks again to everyone who has reached out in support. It doesn't bring the whip back but it does help to know I have a lot of friends.