Black and Tan Fantasy

Whip number 20 is a kangaroo hide whip, my second roo hid and it turned out pretty well. The last leather whip  I made was a 4 plaited belly whip, all kangaroo hide,this one has 3 plaited roo hide bellies and 2 calfskin bolsters. I wanted to do both styles to see which one I liked the best and to be hones, this one seems to flow a lot more fluidly and crack easier than the all plaited roo hide whip does.  Maybe the one with the 4 palited bellies just needs a little more time to break in.

Anyway, here’s the new one. It has a 12 inch, 1/4 inch steel rod for an handle, a calfskin core covered by a 4 plait roo hide belly, a calfskin bolster, an 8 plait roo hide belly, another calfskin bolster, a 3rd roo hide 12 plait belly and a 16 plait roo hide overlay in natural and black. The heel and transition knots are 7×6 pineapple knots. It has an 8 strand fall hitch, a 28 inch latigo fall and a 14 inch, tapered Dyneemo  cracker. The cracker, by the way, was made by Rachel McCollough of  Wolf Creek Whips. It’s also the first time I’ve incorporated a wrist strap onto one of my whips. The wrist strap is a double-edge 8 strand flat braid (ABoK 2996.)

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