The Second Generation of Kelley-made Nylon Whips

Cordell Kelley took an interest in learning how to make  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

3 Responses to The Second Generation of Kelley-made Nylon Whips

  1. Robert Amper says:

    Congratulations to father & son! I can imagine how proud you must be. Please give your son my best wishes and all the luck!

    Robert Amper

  2. Go Cordell, I’ll be looking forward to seeing more and more of your work as the years go by…..How cool to be able to one day stand side by side with your Dad earning your living plaiting whips……a real family business…NICE!!!!

    Keep it up


  3. Ashley Kelley Love says:

    WOW! Keep up the good work!

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