Yesterday I got a bit of work in on the pair of bullwhips that I’m working on. I cut out the overlays and did all the strand prep early in the day. Later in the day I braided both of the bellies.
Today I should have time to get started on braiding the overlays.
One thing that I think is nice about these bullwhips is that the crack really well and I’m able to make them at an entry level price. Part of the reason that I’m able to make them for such a low price is that I only make them when I can find a suitable leather at a very low price. That’s the reason that you can only buy them when I’ve got them in stock, I don’t really make them to order. You are welcome to email me and ask if I can make some when I don’t have any in stock and if I have some suitable leather kicking around I’ll gladly make them! Just don’t take it personally if I don’t have any good cheap leather and can’t make them when you want one. That’s why I suggest that if you are interested in one ordering one of these you do it when you see that I have them in stock.
Here’s another six foot Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip that I finished yesterday:
This bullwhip has leather core, plaited belly, leather bolster and 4 plait overlay. The fall is whitehide and the handle in 10 inches long.
This bullwhip would be an excellent bullwhip for a beginner! I’ve got it listed for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.
Currently I have two more cores attached to handles, so I’ll be making a couple more of these beginners bullwhips in the next week or two!
I just finished making an economINDY bullwhip, that’s a 12 plait bullwhip made in the style of the Indiana Jones bullwhip, but made with calf.
I used to make these a long time ago, and while I was trying to hunt down some kip I found some great calf skins. I picked up three skins which should be enough for at least 3 bullwhips (maybe 4 if all of them are shorter).
This one was made with only one plaited belly, but still has two bolsters and a core. The next couple of these that I make will have two plaited bellies to help me get the lash a bit heavier…or maybe I’ll put in a light lead shot loaded core to get it a tad heavier??
This bullwhip has a good crack, but it’s a lighter lash than I normally put on a Indy style bullwhip. There’s nothing wrong with a lighter lash, it’s just different from what I normally do. I’ve got it listed for sale on my IN STOCK whips page. If you are interested in this bullwhip I say get it now because the next ones will either have another belly or a shot loaded core, and either of those will bump up the price about $25.