The Second Generation of Kelley-made Nylon Whips

July 28, 2011

Cordell Kelley took an interest in learning how to makeĀ  whips almost 4 years ago. After lots of plaiting practice, he made a whip for himself. At that time, he was still 9 years old, beating the age I started plaiting by about 4 years.

In September ’09, he was offered an awesome opportunity. A long-time customer of mine needed a sizable order of Florida cow whips and he needed them much sooner than my back-log would allow. I asked him if, for the sake of time, he would be interested in having Cordell make the whips. After sending him a sample whip, the gentleman ordered 4 more! Those whips are now being used on a ranch in Cameroon, Africa!

As you might imagine, words can hardly express the feeling of being a father and having a son that genuinely wants to learn your craft. Making whips has been very rewarding for me on a number of levels and what my son is doing now is just icing on the cake.

You may check out his prices on the order page tab above.

-Rhett Kelley