It starts with quality hides

As our largest hide supplier said of us, we've "never bitched about price, only about quality". And quality is the reason we only buy leather grown and tanned in North America, Europe and Scandinavia. We will NEVER use Third World leather for a number of reasons, among them human rights violations, horrific, cruel, and brutal slaughter practices, ecological pollution and destruction, and the hides literally stink of plain, poorer quality.

We've sunk a lot of money into our equipment

We're true professionals. We've invested heavily in the things we use to make our products be so good. We can cut heavier hides, and soft, thin, stretchy ones like lambskin, to a precise perfection unmatched by any other methods. No other maker can touch us! That's correct; we don't use garment-sewing rotary cutters and straight edge rulers, box cutters or scissors. We aren't "Amateur Hour" here. We make floggers for a living.

We took delivery of our new, Italian Atom SE 25 ton clicker press on Lezlie's birthday in 2017, and we have new, razor-sharp, heavy, forged steel dies with which we precision cut our flogger tails. Our dies were engineered and built by the same Canadian company supplying Nike and New Balance - and they really know the right way to cut leather!

We've invested in a large, diverse inventory of hides in stock, and we've been getting some brand new and unusual ones! We like to explore leather and our clicker press and dies allow us to utilize hides no one else can touch. From the heaviest bullhide to tissue-thin Mendocino sheep, and everything in between. Our expert suppliers and their representatives know every exacting quality and detail we require in the hides we use for our floggers - Only The Best!

Servicing your orders

Since we stock a lot of hides, we're usually able to fill anything you decide to order. We can put your flogger/s into production immediately (assuming we aren't backlogged or otherwise delayed). Whatever hide you want, we most likely have it on hand, ready to go. We do have some floggers in stock that are ready for immediate shipment; please check our Etsy shop and inquire if you don't see something you're interested in there.

When we balance or weight the flogger, we consider not only static balance, but dynamic balance, as well. Our static balance point is right above the lower knot. Our dynamic balance point is the lower quarter part of the hand grip, about where your forefinger would normally be when you grip the handle. This insures a comfortable grip and comfortable ease of use. During our initial design analysis we consulted with a physicist from UCLA to advise us on inertia and balance. His help assisted us in developing balance points for special needs, like small hands, or shoulder injuries, and the like. There's a lot of debate about counter balancing, but we've found it really does make a difference.

We use floggers, as well as make them; Lezlie has been a heavy bottom, although she's now a Service Top. She knows how every type of flogger feels from the receiving end, as well as the throwing end. When you consult with her about your order, you're getting advice and expert information from both ends of the spectrum.

Handles

We have used kangaroo lace for our handles and knots since 1998. We were the first to import it and offer it to you, the customer; we continue to offer more colors, in more widths than any other maker. It's 4 times stronger than cow hide, and is the Cadillac of all leathers for braiding. We offer handles done in 8, 12, 16 and 24 plaits, or strands, of braiding. 8 and 12 are standard. You can upgrade to a 16-plait design for just $25, and a 24-plait one for $50. If you're going to buy a really special, custom mop or basher, or one made from a special hide, a higher-plait handle really does it justice.

Total length of the handles on most floggers is 9 inches, including the pineapple knots on both ends. Big extra-heavy floggers will usually have a handle that's 1 inch longer due to counterbalancing needs. Our standard handle diameter, after braiding, is 3/4 inch; this is comfortable in the vast majority of people's hands. We also have 1 inch diameter if your hands are large. We do have to use this larger diameter handle for 1/2 pound horsehairs and flat cats.