Bullwhips – Handmade by Louie

Today I was in Idaho city (I’m still on the road) and at the Idaho City Museum they had a couple of old snake whips.  These were old snakewhips that has sewn covers.  I’ve never seen one of these in person until today:

snake whips

Here’s a close up of the top one:

snake whip

Here’s a close up of the bottom one:

snake whip

Both of them once had plaited points, but sadly they are gone.  This style of whip is a part of American History that is long gone.  I don’t think anyone makes a snake whip sewn cover.  Also from the few old cowboys that I’ve met they all say that they used “black snakes” not bullwhips.


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