Throughout the last few years I have had the pleasure of making ALL my customers very happy with my whips. Below you will find some testimonials.
If you are looking for a perfectly screen accurate Raiders of the Lost Ark whip, look no further (unless you have a time machine and can travel back to David Morgan's shop circa 1981!) Bernardo's whip is tough yet beautiful, elegantly crafted, and quite literally the best looking Raiders whip on the market. And it's one heck of a superb whip. I just got mine, and I'm already ordering another! Bravo, Bernardo! Keep up the good work! Oh yeah, and did I mention that Bernardo is a super nice guy? The customer service he provides is worth the price of the whip alone! Thanks again!
Daren Henry Wilkerson
My whip arrived this morning!!!
Wow what can I say! I could not be any more pleased with this whip than I am. As good as the photos you took where, they still did not do the whip justice; I had an instant familiarity to it as soon as I unpackaged it. You managed to nail all the details that had been important to me on this whip and a few that even weren’t!
Not only did you hit a home run with the look of the whip that I was after, but I worked with it for a bit this afternoon and thought that it handled beautifully even right out of the package.
Job well done Sir and thank you!
Just wanted to let you know, I got the whip yesterday. My god, what a thing of beauty! It practically feels alive in my hands. I finally got to take it out for some cracking last night, and man, what an incredible experience! I tried circus cracks, flicks, overhand cracks, and while I'm still working on my technique, anytime I did it right, it let out the most satisfyingly loud cracks I could imagine.
Everything about the whip is top notch, from the super tight braiding to the perfect balance. I realized last night that one of the ways you can tell this whip was made by an expert craftsman is that it lets you know when you're cracking it right. Every time I cracked it properly, it felt different in my hands. It was suddenly light and flowing, like it wanted to crack.
Thank you so much, it's really something very special. Now I just have to make myself sit still and do my job instead of going home and playing with it!
Bernardo, what can I say? I'm speechless. The whip is absolutely beautiful. I can't thank you enough for such a fine piece of work. It was worth every minute of waiting and I can't wait to start breaking it in. It handles great, has a good weight, and the specs are amazing. Thanks so much again and best wishes!
Bernardo, the whip is fantastic! I'm really looking forward to breaking it in over the next few months. My only complaint is that I don't have the money to order a few more from you right now. I do hope to order again from you in the future, though.
Bernardo!! I have it and it looks awesome!! It is absolutely beautiful and well worth the wait. Thanks so much for your attention to detail!
Bernardo, my whip has arrived...it is perfect and WONDERFUL!!!
Hi Bernardo! I picked the whip on Monday night at the post office. It is amazing. I couldn't be happier. Man, it is solid and beautiful! Art my friend, Art. Thanks again for your work.
The whip arrived on Saturday morning and even though i'd devoured those great pictures you had kindly sent in advance, nothing really prepares you for the look & feel of the real thing.
I said it before and I’ll say it again. Bernardo does amazing work. The attention to detail he puts into each piece and the technical aspects of his workmanship are flawless. You would be hard pressed to find a better Indiana Jones bullwhip whip made by anyone. Just wait to you get out and start using it, I think you will find that it roll out effortlessly and crack on cue and no he isn’t paying me to say that!
Just received my 9-foot Raiders from Bernardo. WOW. Talk about excitement right out of the box. Simply beautiful work - The Cairo street fight jumping right off the screen and onto my front door! Bernardo has made it a life's pursuit to resurrect David Morgan's Indy-era whips with perfect detail.
M. French -
My KOTCS bullwhip from Bernardo is a truly beautiful whip. The craftmanship is incredible. This is a man who truly does have a passion for whipmaking. I don't expect I'll be replacing it any time soon. Thanks Bernardo!
Fred K. -
Well, what can I say other than my whip is absolutely perfect. It looks even better in real life. When I'm holding it in my hands I can't believe it - it looks exactly like the whip from Raiders. I have seen many, many good whips over the years, and Bernardo's is every bit as good or better than the best I have seen.
Bernardo, Your whip is everything I expected -- I love it. My thanks to you for such great work. I've already spent several evenings and afternoons annoying my neighbors. ;)
Bernardo’s craftsmanship is immaculate and the whip looks as great as it feels... I have seen many photos of Bernardo’s work but I was not prepared for the tightness of plaiting and the overall quality.
I am fortunate to have several of Bernardo’s whips in both Kangaroo and Kip. Bernardo’s whips are very well made: the plaiting is detailed, tight, nicely tapered, and well rolled. And, the weight and balance suit my taste. In addition to being very skilled, Bernardo is very responsive, accommodating, and he takes pride in his work.
This thing is GREAT! It is very well made, as evidenced by one simple fact: I could crack it overhead on the first try. Literally, my first try cracking overhead EVER and it gave me a really satisfying loud POW! crack. I was stunned. I’d had a whip previously that was nowhere near as well made. I could crack it using the forward crack, but had tried (unsuccessfully) to do an overhead crack. With just a passing recollection of the Bullwhip FAQ’s instructions on how to do the overhead crack, I tried again with the new whip... man, did that make a difference!
I got the whip yesterday morning... It cracks effortlessly and is a good looking whip. It is very fluid and cracks loudly. This whip has become one of my favorites in my collection and is a blast to use. Thanks again!