About 5 miles from my home is the Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument, a flint quarry that has been used by humans for 13,000 years as a source of projectile points, scrapers, knives, and other stone tools.
Whip number 30 is a 7′ 4″ nylon whip in rust and blonde that remind me of the colors found in Alibates flint. The whip has 3 plaited bellies around a twisted, tapered core. the handle is spalted tamarind reinforced with a steel rod. the overlay is an 18 plait, with an English eye fall hitch and the fall is a 28 inch twisted, tapered, double ended fall. The cracker is made from Fast-Flite bowstring material and is 10 inches long. The whip has been waxed in a hot bath of paraffin and coconut oil.