Rustic

7 ft, 2 belly, 16 plait bull whip, 8 inch handle, English eye fall hitch, chocolate brown and rust, waxed.  Nothing fancy, I just wanted to work on making a solid whip, straight seams, no gaps, nice even taper, good looking transitions, no bumps (to speak of, anyway) and a nice smooth roll out. I … Continue reading Rustic

Black Snake

Whip #22 is an 8ft, solid black, nylon snake whip with a weighted twisted-tapered core, 2 bellies and a 16 plait overlay. It has an English eye fall hitch, a 30 inch double ended, weighted fall, and a 12 inch cracker made from Fast Flight+ bowstring. The heel knot is not actually a knot but … Continue reading Black Snake

Snake in the Grass

We always need rain here in the panhandle, but the last 10 days have been a bit much. We’ve had 4-5 inches of rain, and day after day of cloudy, dark, cold, gloomy weather. It’s not something you see here often and it’s a good thing. A big part of why we live here is … Continue reading Snake in the Grass

Purple Haze

Number 15 is an 8 foot bullwhip in chocolate brown with a purple and teal handle and carapace. It has a shot loaded core, 3 bellies and a 16-plait overlay. The handle and carapace are 16 plait as well, the handle is a short herringbone pattern and the carapace is a barber pole diamond plait. … Continue reading Purple Haze

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