Last night I completed three plaiting projects, one six foot Indy Bullwhip, one six foot long handle bullwhip and one riding crop.
Here’s the long handle bullwhip:
Here is the Indy Bullwhip:
And here is the riding crop (8 plait kangaroo):
I wasn’t ever planning on making a riding crop, but I’m trying to learn about using rawhide. Mike Murphy used to sell a rawhide bullwhip core, but doesn’t anymore and he told me that David Morgan does. I visited David yesterday and the rawhide core he sells is for a riding crop, it has a cane center. Because of the cane center it’s very rigid and I don’t think it would work well for a bullwhip. But I did learn a little bit about using rawhide to make a bullwhip core from the rawhide riding crop core.