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

Some Divergences

Did a couple of quick side projects this weekend, a ¬†leash for a friend and another get-back whip for a dude in Seattle. The leash is a 6 foot overall 6 strand round braid with a 6 strand flat braided handle, a long Turk’s head knot at the handle junction and a Matthew Walker knot … Continue reading Some Divergences

Stock Whip

For whip #10 I’ve made a departure from the standard bull whip and built a 6 foot stock whip. ¬†The difference between the two is in how the handle is attached to the thong. A bull whip has the handle built into the thong and a stock whip has a separate handle (stock) that is … Continue reading Stock Whip

Black Magic

I finished a 6 foot bullwhip today that I’m pretty proud of. It’s one I made for myself with an all black overlay, 2 bellies and a test of a new technique for plaiting the overlay. I wanted to incorporate an English eye for the fall hitch instead of the traditional fall hitch. I had … Continue reading Black Magic

Regal Eagle

Finished my 5th whip today, a 6 ft red and gold bullwhip, 16 plait overlay, 1st belly is a 6 plait, 2nd is 12. It has a shot loaded core and 10 inch steel core handle, a 28 inch weighted fall and 12 inch Dyneema cracker. The handle has a 20 plait overlay in a … Continue reading Regal Eagle