Yesterday I finished the 24 plait bullwhip with the shark skin handle:
I gave it a couple of flicks on my deck and it’s got a nice crack!
I really like making these whips with “exotic” handles. I think they look cool and no one is really making whips with different non-plaited handles. Terry Jacka at one point offered whips with simulated alligator and simulated leopard handles. While they are different they aren’t actual exotic leather for the handles. Oh, for what it’s worth the sharks skin that I used for this whip was from sharks that were caught for food…not just their skins.
I’ve got enough of this shark skin left over to make two or three more bullwhip handles. Also right now I have a line on getting some other interesting exotic leather…
My next project is going to be making a 6 or 7 foot Indy style bullwhip.