Yesterday I got started working on an 8 foot bullwhip. I started by trimming the kangaroo skin.
Then I cut off some thin strips of leather to make a 5 plait wrist loop
Then I got started on the main body of the whip.
The inner plaited belly is made from a different skin from the outer belly and overlay. Normally this would be made from the same skin as the rest of the whip’s braided layers. The reason for that is to economically using the kangaroo skin and reducing waste.
Today I’ll get started on the inner bolster and outer belly.