Yesterday I finished tying the 5 part 6 bight knots on an 8 foot budget bullwhip. I really like the look of this knot.
I threw this bullwhip a few times yesterday and it’s got a nice crack! The handle on this bullwhip is lightly lead loaded to give the whip a little bit more “weight in the hand“.
Personally I think these budgets bullwhips that I’m making are a great deal because they are cheap (compared to kangaroo bullwhips) and I put a bit more love into them than a lot of beginners bullwhips. All my budget bullwhips have a leather core and a plaited belly.
A little while ago I started adding some lead loading the butts of the handles of these whips and this particular whip has about 1/2 what I used to add. There’s enough weight to make the handle easier to hold while cracking…but not soo much that it wear out a beginning whip cracker (that hasn’t developed thier whip cracking muscles!).
P.S. This bullwhip is listed on my IN STOCK whips page.