8 foot Bullwhip Almost Finished…

8 foot Bullwhip Almost Finished…

Today I got some work in on an 8 foot KotCS style bullwhip. I finished up the overlay, plaited and attached the wrist loop, tied the knots and rolled everything. So all that is left is for me to shellac it and it’s finished!

12 plait bullwhip

Above is the bullwhip before rolling it and bellow is after it’s first roll (right now I roll my whips twice).

12 plait bullwhip for whip cracking

Below is the bullwhip with the wristloop attached.

8 foot bullwhip

I haven’t taken any pictures of the whip with the knots on it yet.  I’ll try to remember to take the pictures before and after the shellacing.

My next project is another 8 foot KotCS bullwhip.  I should be starting to cut up the hide for that either later tonight or tomorrow.  Here are my last two hides before my next shipment arrives…hopefully Wed or Thurs of next week.

Kangaroo for bullwhip making

Kangaroo for bullwhip making

I’ve done a few forward throws with the 8 foot bullwhip on my deck and that bullwhip’s got one heck of a crack!