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

Baby Blue

Here’s a get-back whip custom made for a customer. The whip is 36 inches long, overall in black and white and baby blue. The knot holding the 8-ball is a 9×8 Turk’s head knot with a pineapple interweave. The core is a 4 strand round braid covered by an 8 strand whip maker’s plait. the … Continue reading Baby Blue

Sui Generis Whips

So, this is going to be a little bit of a different kind of a post.  I bought a whip. It’s the first whip I’ve ever handled that I didn’t make. I bought it for a couple of different reasons. First, I really like this lady’s work. She makes a couple of different types of … Continue reading Sui Generis Whips

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

Tux

Whip number 16 is an 8 ft. nylon solid black bullwhip.  It has a 10 inch handle, the core is shot loaded to one foot, 3 bellies, an 8 plait, a 12 plait, and a 16 plait, and a 20 plait overlay in a herringbone pattern. The handle is also a 20 plait, but uses … Continue reading Tux