7 ft, 2 belly, 16 plait bull whip, 8 inch handle, English eye fall hitch, chocolate brown and rust, waxed.  Nothing fancy, I just wanted to work on making a solid whip, straight seams, no gaps, nice even taper, good looking transitions, no bumps (to speak of, anyway) and a nice smooth roll out. I … Continue reading Rustic

Hickory Stick

Whip #23 is a 5 ft. stock whip with a half plait handle. The thong is a 16 plait in black and rust with a twisted taper core and an 8 plait belly. The stock is hickory, 18 inches long with a black and rust 16 plait handle. It has an 8 strand double-edged plaited … Continue reading Hickory Stick

Black Snake

Whip #22 is an 8ft, solid black, nylon snake whip with a weighted twisted-tapered core, 2 bellies and a 16 plait overlay. It has an English eye fall hitch, a 30 inch double ended, weighted fall, and a 12 inch cracker made from Fast Flight+ bowstring. The heel knot is not actually a knot but … Continue reading Black Snake

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