Maiko’s Stock Whip

Whip #21 is a 5 foot stock whip of gold nylon 550 paracord. The handle is Goncalo Alves, 18 inches long with a tung oil finish. I started this whip by making a twisted taper core of 4 strands of chocolate brown gutted paracord and dropped two of the cords, one at a time, as … Continue reading Maiko’s Stock Whip

Cow Whip

Whip #19 is  an 8 ft Florida cow whip. It has a 15 inch, hand-carved, purpleheart handle, an 8 ft. thong around a twisted, tapered core with 2 bellies, one a 6 plait and the other a 12 plait, and a 16 plait overlay. Each belly ends with the remaining strands twisting either into the … Continue reading Cow Whip

Kangaroo hide whip

Well, the last two weeks have been quite an adventure. Whip #18 is an 8 ft. kangaroo hide bullwhip in brandy and natural finish hide.  I have been wanting to make a kangaroo hide whip for a while and have been studying a set of videos by a pretty famous Australian whip maker named Bernie … Continue reading Kangaroo hide whip

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

Jeremy’s GBW

A little side project from the weekend. In between whips right now. Haven’t worked up the nerve to start cutting the Kangaroo hide yet. A 32 inch get-back whip in black and red with an 8-ball. I started with 2 24 foot long lengths of 550 paracord, one black and one red, middled them, and … Continue reading Jeremy’s GBW