I just put the knots on this 8 plait cowhide bullwhip with the rawhide core and took it outside and did some test cracks with it. I kinda like the rawhide core in the bullwhip. It really makes the whip lively. The whip did the basic cracks (forward, sidearm, volleys) very easily.
This whips guts are:
- Rawhide core
- platied belly
- 8 plait overlay
I’m naming this bullwhip the Cheap-o Deluxe Bullwhip. I think the rawhide core gives it a much better feeling than a leather core, but it’s still made on the cheap (compared to the construction of my kangaroo bullwhips).
This bullwhips measurements are:
- Handle: 8 inches
- Thong: 4 foot 3 inches
- Total: 4 foot 11 inches (butt of the handle to the fall hitch)