Red Dog

This is whip #29, an 8′ 8″ ft nylon bullwhip with a purpleheart handle. It has an English eye fall hitch, 3 bellies, a twisted, tapered core, 30″ twisted, tapered fall and a cracker made of Brownell Fast Flight Plus Bow String. The wooden handle is epoxied to a 6″ long 1/4″ diameter steel rod that the thong is braided upon.

Here’s the core and the steel rod part of the handle. It has been bound with closed loop binding.

woodie core

1st belly done, 4 ft long, 8 plait, bound and rolled.

Woody 1st belly

The 12 plait second bellyRed Dog 2nd belly

14 plait third belly.Red Dog 3rd belly 2Red dog 3rd bellyRed dog 3rd belly 1

The 20 plait overlay starts at the tip with a 3 plait English eye fall hitch that evolves into a 6 plait U1O2/U2O1,Red dog English eye

and ends at the transition in a 20 plait gaucho patternRed dog transition 1

After epoxying the handle onto the steel rod a transition knot is tied-in this case it is a Double Gaucho Knot of Two Passes, plate 167 in Bruce Grant’s Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding.Red dog transition

The whip was then waxed. Here’s the finished whip.

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