Last night I finally put the knot on the 12 plait signal whip that’s been hanging on my hook for what feels like forever. Here it is:
This signal whip is for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.
Yesterday I also started work on a 10 foot 16 plait bullwhip. This whip will be done in black kangaroo with red highlights on the knots. Here are the kangaroo skins I’m using:
Last night I also cut out the bellies, but still need to do all the strand prep:
My slightly ambitious goal today is to get all the bellies plaited, bolster attached and the overlay cut out. Today I have a few things competing for my time so I can’t just work on this whip straight through otherwise that’d be no problem. Also I’m hoping to meet up with a whip group in the Seattle area this evening.
Last week I started working on a 7 foot Indiana Jones style bullwhip. This whip came out really well, here’s a picture before the heel knot was put on:
Here’s the finished seven foot Indy style bullwhip:
I always find it interesting the amount of color change that a coat of shellac gives the whip. If you look a the top picture and compare it to the next ones, you’ll see the difference. I gave this whip a few flicks in my living room and it’s got a great crack!
Yesterday I started working on a 16 plait riding crop. This whip was made with twisted rawhide core (with cane center) and has a two tone kangaroo overlay.
Honestly I don’t think there is much of market for a super fancy riding crop, but it was a fun project to make.
This riding crop isn’t finished, I still need to add another knot and a wrist loop at the end of the handgrip area.
The main reason I made this riding crop was to mess around with some plating patterns, and it’s easier to make things like riding crops and stockwhip handles than it is to make a full whip.