So it's been a while since I've been able to make any new designs, so with a little free time recently I decided it was time to turn an old design idea into reality.
There's a little back story to this toy, I originally saw something very similar to this in Hong Kong! On the top of one of the mountains there, I saw a rack of 1 meter long poles that had heavy rubber straps tied to the ends of them, I found out that they were part of the fire-fighting equipment used on the mountains (no water or water pipes up there). These pieces of fire-fighting equipment gave me an idea, if they were good for beating out a fire, they must be good for beating an ass (although a smaller version is needed).
So based on that inspiration, I made what I like to call the Canton Beater.
A wooden handle about 30cm long has a braided wrist loop and dyed leather grip at one end, and the other end has a set of short, thin leather strands about 15cm long.
The resulting whip is great for accuracy and gives a nice little sensation, the strands are thinner to give more of a sting, but the number and length of them means that they stroke the skin more than sting it.