Indiana Jones, the laconic archaeologist hero of a series of three movies, swaggers onto the stage of Hollywood history with a fedora perched on his head, a gun belt strapped around his hips, a terse but pithy phrase on his lips, and a coiled bullwhip ready to hand, to be used as a weapon, tool, or whatever else is needed at the moment.
Probing the depths of strange, forgotten temples and the lairs of odd cults, seeking out golden idols and mysterious skulls, Indiana Jones can no doubt tell the authentic from the ersatz at a glance – identifying an ancient cult object even if it is in the midst of a collection of tourist souvenirs, and picking out the face of someone possessing secret and possibly forbidden knowledge from among a group of ordinary-looking people.
In a similar way, when you are dressing up as Indiana Jones for some kind of event – be it a costume party, a Halloween event, or a film or comic book convention – then you may choose to equip yourself with items that look authentic but are not actually made to the standards of the “real” Indiana Jones’ gear, or you can aim for authenticity by spending more on a well-made replica from a company specializing in such items, and walk into the party with the confidence that the adventurous archaeologist himself would not scorn the gear that you are carrying.
The Indiana Jones Leather Bullwhip by The Noble Collection is considerably more expensive than the usual costume piece whips that are offered for sale, but this officially-licensed replica is also fully functional – it is, to all intents and purposes, of the same quality and strength as the bullwhip used by Indiana Jones in the movies, even if it (and its user) cannot quite manage all the feats that are shown in the vibrant world of the cinema.
This bullwhip replica is an impressive ten feet long, and is made of fine-quality leather, which will not split or lose its color like cheap costume pieces will after some time. The Noble Collection is one of several companies dedicated to making high-quality, functional replicas of weapons and armor from the past and from films, and you can be sure that this whip is made to the same standards as a real whip used by Indiana Jones. Not only does it look magnificent – and a display is included so that you can show the item off when you are not carrying it – but you can actually practice whip-cracking with it without fear of the whip unraveling at the tip as the cheaper versions often do.
Of course, since the replica is of such high quality, you should be sure to take proper care of it as well. This is not complicated – applying a little oil (not motor oil, but oil designed for keeping leather supple) to it every few months will keep it smooth and supple and prevent any kind of cracking of the leather. If you do this, your Indiana Jones Leather Bullwhip will remain a spectacular and functional part of your costume and film collection for many years.