8 Foot Bullwhip – in progress

8 Foot Bullwhip – in progress

The whip that I’m making out of the kangaroo skin I bought at David Morgan last week is going to be an 8 foot 12 plait bullwhip. Here’s the inner belly and inner bolster finished and attached to the handle:


All the plaited bellies I use are 4 plait bellies and the one below is the outer belly:


Below is the lead that will weight the handle and add some “in the hand” weight to the whip.  I put this on after the final belly:


Getting the internal layers is the faster part of making the whip.  The time consuming part is cutting out the overlay, doing the strand prep and plaiting it!


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