Red Suede Traditional Handle Flogger
- length of tails = 20"
- 8" handle
- steel handle core
People often think of suede as something different from leather, but it is actually just a different type of leather. It makes great floggers for its softness and balanced sensation. It's a goldilocks leather with not too much thud and not too much sting.
Suede, commonly referred to among leatherworkers as a split, is a layer of leather that has been sliced from the hide like a slice of deli meat would be sliced. Leather hides are very thick and part of the tanning process is to slice them to a useable thinness. These underside layers are "fuzzy" on both sides like the flesh side of a regular piece of leather. They hold vibrant dyes very well and the thicker types of suede, like the cowhide suede used here, make great floggers.