Here’s a 8 ft kangaroo hide whip, 3 plaited kangaroo hide bellies, and a 16 plait kangaroo hide overlay. This is whip # 34. It has a twisted, tapered, rawhide core bound with artificial sinew and a kangaroo hide bolster over the core. The handle is 60 plait rawhide done in a style similar to a rawhide knife handle covering..
The bound and rolled rawhide core.
Bolster over the core.
First belly bound with artificial sinew.
Cutting lace for the second belly.
2nd belly bound and rolled.
Third belly, a 12 plait, rolled
3rd belly bound and rolled.
The hide for the overlay, maroon, I think.
180 ft of lace for the overlay, before it is tapered and beveled and split.
Overlay strands cut to length, tapered, beveled, and split. Square start for the handle, which will be covered over with rawhide.
The completed overlay
String cutters I made for the rawhide.
Cutting 30 3 ft strings 2 mm wide off of a kangaroo rawhide round’
Starting the fid work on the handle. Thirty 2mm strands spiraled down the handle.
Starting the back-braid.
First section complete. This is about 1/3 of the handle. 3 strand diamond plait with gaucho borders. The part that is above the rest at the right of the section is called a remate. The left border will have a covering knot