Look no further than
MidWestWhips for some of the most screen accurate
Indiana Jones style whips on the market. David Morgan, one of the
oldest and most respected names in American whipmaking, was the
original whipmaker for all of the whips in the first three Indiana
Jones movies. Morgan no longer makes his whips with the same
dimensions as he did in the early and mid eighties (when the whips for
the films were purchased), but we have spoken at length with David
Morgan about his Indy whips, studied and documented the Indy whips'
on-screen moments, closely examined numerous Morgan whips bought
around the same time period, and have even had the unique
opportunity to study screen-used whips in person. As fellow
fans of the Indiana Jones trilogy, you can trust MidWestWhips
whipmakers to make you the ultimate Indy bullwhip.
from MidWestWhips combines the remarkably
screen accurate external aesthetics of the early eighties Morgan whips
with a more modern and structurally sound internal construction.
Indiana Jones Style Bullwhip
Most often when we see the whip hanging from Indiana Jones' belt, it is
an 8" handle 10ft bullwhip (measured from the handle knot to the end of
braided thong, not including the fall and popper). The 10ft Indy
will look just like it does in the movies hanging from your belt.
This length is not most often recommended for beginner whipcrackers
interested in learning multiple cracks, but when used by a more
experienced whip handler the slow and powerful flowing look of a long
whip looks absolutely amazing.
Traditional Indiana Jones Style
In most scenes where we actually see Harrison Ford using his whip, he
is cracking an 8" handle 8ft Indy whip (measured from the handle knot
to the end
of the braided thong, not including the fall and popper). We
highly recommend this length for the Indy fan who intends to have a lot
of fun cracking his new whip. As you can see in the picture, this
whip only has
one less coil than the 10ft when coiled up, so it will still look very
"Indy" hanging on your belt.
for more examples
of Indiana Jones Style Bullwhips in our Photo Gallery.
Special note on color: For
the first three classic Indiana Jones moves, all whips used were
handcrafted with Natural Tan
colored leather. Many of the whips seen on screen look much
darker than Natural Tan, however, because many of those whips were old
Morgan whips that the stuntmen had owned for years. With
sunshine, age, and use, a natural tan whip will gradually turn from the
color it you see in the scene in Raiders where Indy says "Stop!
Stay out of the light!," to the dark dark brown you see in almost every
whip scene in The Last Crusade. All of our Traditional Indiana
Jones Style Bullwhips are made standard with natural tan leather so
that you can experience the aging of your whip just like Indy
did. However, upon special request, we can make your whip from a
darker hide (saddle tan, whiskey, or brandy) at no additional
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