This 8 foot bullwhip that I’m working on is being made in the style of the bull whip used by Indiana Jones. I’m pretty rigid with what a bullwhip has to have to be considered an Indiana Jones Bullwhip. I think the minimum exterior must meet the following conditions:
- 12 plait ending at a 6 plait point
- Whitehide fall
- 5 X 4 3 pass turkshead knot on butt of handle
- 5 X 4 2 pass turkshead knot on the handle to lash transition
- 6 plait wrist loop
- Single diamond (checkerboard) plait on handle
- 4 seam plait on lash.
- natural tan or aged natural tan in color
All of the bullwhips in the first 3 movies had those qualities. Now if it’s a fourth movie, the conditions are a little bit different. If you don’t understand what any of those conditions mean, feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll clarify a bit for you.
I’m amazed how every whip on Ebay is INDIANA JONES BULLWHIP, however it you look at them the are simply a whip…not an Indiana Jones Bullwhip!
Here’s a progress report on the Indiana Jones Style Bull Whip that I’m working on now.
Right now I have the plaiting finished:
Later today I should have the the knots and wrist loop put on. After that there is still all the finishing that needs to happen before it’s complete.
P.S. From night now until I wake up on Tuesday morning (5/28/13) all: