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

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

Raider

Raider is a 8 foot bullwhip in red and black and is my eleventh whip. The handle is 10 inches long with a steel rod center, the core is shot loaded to 24 inches, and it has two bellies.  I usually make this length of whip a 3 belly whip but I’ve been experimenting with … Continue reading Raider

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