Fade to Black

Whip number 14 is a 6 foot bull whip in black and turquoise. The handle is a 20 plait short herringbone around a 8 inch steel rod. The thong is a 20 plait herringbone and 3 plaited bellies around a shot loaded core. The fall is 24 inches, double-ended and weighted. The cracker is is … Continue reading Fade to Black

Lucky 13

I just finished my 13th whip and the first one made of leather. It was quite the learning experience. I’ve been collecting leather working tools for the past several months and about a month ago I bought a cow hide from the local Tandy Leather shop. I bought cow hide because it is cheaper than … Continue reading Lucky 13

Gold Digger

Gold Digger (my 12th whip) is a 6 foot bull whip in chocolate brown, gold, and canary yellow. I wanted to make a lighter whip than the ones I’ve been making and I’m pretty pleased with the results. I didn’t put any shot in the core on this one, and it only has 2 internal … Continue reading Gold Digger

Square Start

One of the techniques I’ve learned in the last  couple of months is how to do a square start. It’s a good way to start a half wrap on a stock whip handle that you don’t want to completely cover and I’ve used it three or four times as a carapace on the first part … Continue reading Square Start

Raider

Raider is a 8 foot bullwhip in red and black and is my eleventh whip. The handle is 10 inches long with a steel rod center, the core is shot loaded to 24 inches, and it has two bellies.  I usually make this length of whip a 3 belly whip but I’ve been experimenting with … Continue reading Raider