Indy Style Bullwhip

Indy Style Bullwhip

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:

  1. 12 plait ending at a 6 plait point
  2. Whitehide fall
  3. 5 X 4  3 pass turkshead knot on butt of handle
  4. 5 X 4  2 pass turkshead knot on the handle to lash transition
  5. 6 plait wrist loop
  6. Single diamond (checkerboard) plait on handle
  7. 4 seam plait on lash.
  8. 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:

indy bullwhip

 

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.

Louie
P.S.

P.S. From night now until I wake up on Tuesday morning (5/28/13) all:

In Stock Whips are 20% off

Made to Order Bullwhips are 15% off

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