Square Start

One of the techniques I’ve learned in the last ¬†couple of months is how to do a square start. It’s a good way to start a half wrap on a stock whip handle that you don’t want to completely cover and I’ve used it three or four times as a carapace on the first part … Continue reading Square Start

Cutting Lace

I spent most of the last week and a half trying to learn how to cut lace. I’ve watched dozens of videos by Bernie Wojcicke and Bill Nones and other whip makers, and read books by Ron Edwards, David Morgan, and Bruce Grant, and I must say that those guys make it look and sound … Continue reading Cutting Lace

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

How it Started

I began tying knots in paracord ¬†about 6 months ago, starting with bracelets and key fobs and progressing to lanyards and hiking stick wraps and culminating last month with a couple of whips. Here’s a few photographs of the learning process. Hope to make a lot more whips. A few of the many bracelets I’ve … Continue reading How it Started