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

Purple Haze

Number 15 is an 8 foot bullwhip in chocolate brown with a purple and teal handle and carapace. It has a shot loaded core, 3 bellies and a 16-plait overlay. The handle and carapace are 16 plait as well, the handle is a short herringbone pattern and the carapace is a barber pole diamond plait. … Continue reading Purple Haze

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