Right now I’m at about the five foot mark of this six foot bullwhip:
I’m getting ready to do the final strand drops from 10 plait to 8 plait. One thing about a 16 plait bullwhip is that the strand drops seem a bit easier because you aren’t adding much bulk to the inside of the bullwhip because of the strands are a bit thinner.
I really like doing the 16 plait, even if it feels like a lot more work than 12 plait. I think it gives the whip a sleeker look with the thinner strands. My next project is going to be a pair of bullwhips in red kangaroo and I’ll probably do those in 16 plait!
This week is a busy performing week for me (the week before Halloween), so this bullwhip has taken a lot longer to make than it would normally take me.