I’m finally starting a project that I’ve been meaning to start for a while. It’s a bullwhip with a rawhide core. I’ve messed around using rawhide as a core before, but this is using one of the rawhide cores that I got from David Morgan. It’s much nicer than what I’ve made in the past.
This tapered piece of twisted rawhide core has a cane center, so I drilled out the middle of the cane a put in a piece of spring steel to make the handle area more rigid. It still has a little bit of play, but that’s hopefully going to add a bit of pep to this bullwhip.
I plaited the belly directly on top of the rawhide core, I probably could have added a boslter between the core and inner belly, but I’m going for a thinner and lighter bullwhip, so extra bolster would have added unwanted bulk.
Currently this bulwhip has the 2nd belly attached and braided. This morning I’m going to cut out and attach the final bolster, then if I have time I’m going to cut out the overlay. I probably won’t have time for the overlay, I hoping to visit Andy at the Pitbull Armory to drop off some whips I made for him:
Here’s pictures of a 6 foot 8 plait bullwhip with a 12 inch spring steel handle. I made this a few weeks ago, but I don’t think I have posted pictures of it yet.
This whip is for sale for $225. [quickshop:Australian bullwhip 6ftred:price:225.00:shipping:10:shipping2:0:end]