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

Autumn Leaves

Here’s a 4-1/2 foot dog lead I’ve been working on for the last week. The handle is a 3 color variation of ABoK #2996, an 8 strand, double-edged, flat braid. The body of the leash is an 8 strand gaucho braid, also in three colors, and it has a 4 strand round braid loop for … Continue reading Autumn Leaves

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

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

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