Lucky 13

I just finished my 13th whip and the first one made of leather. It was quite the learning experience. I’ve been collecting leather working tools for the past several months and about a month ago I bought a cow hide from the local Tandy Leather shop. I bought cow hide because it is cheaper than … Continue reading Lucky 13

Gold Digger

Gold Digger (my 12th whip) is a 6 foot bull whip in chocolate brown, gold, and canary yellow. I wanted to make a lighter whip than the ones I’ve been making and I’m pretty pleased with the results. I didn’t put any shot in the core on this one, and it only has 2 internal … Continue reading Gold Digger

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

Some Divergences

Did a couple of quick side projects this weekend, a  leash for a friend and another get-back whip for a dude in Seattle. The leash is a 6 foot overall 6 strand round braid with a 6 strand flat braided handle, a long Turk’s head knot at the handle junction and a Matthew Walker knot … Continue reading Some Divergences

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

#9

#9 is an eight and a half foot bullwhip with a 10 inch steel rod in the handle and 2 feet of shot loaded core. It has 3 bellies and a 20 plait overlay in black and O.D. green. It has a 24 inch weighted fall attached by a 6 strand traditional fall hitch and … Continue reading #9