Whip Progress and a Fall Replacement…

Whip Progress and a Fall Replacement…

Yesterday I got a bit of plaiting in on the 4 foot bullwhip before I had to stop to take a break to let me wrist rest.  Luckily this is only a four foot whip and I started work on it ahead of schedule, so with a bit of luck it will only be a day or two late shipping out.

While I was giving myself a break from plaiting I had a whip come in for a fall replacement.   Here’s the whip without a fall attached (but one with the point threaded through the fall):

bullwip

And here’s the whip ready for action again:

Bull whip

If you’ve got a whip that needs a new fall, or a repair you can get more info about those services at: http://bullwhips.org/?page_id=7409

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

 

Bullwhip Fall Replacement…

Bullwhip Fall Replacement…

Recently I had this whip sent into me:

whip

The owner wanted a new fall put on it.  When it originally lost its fall they sent it to a leather worker and they stitched a fall onto it.

 

 

 

whip fall

While stitching a fall does get it attached to the whip, it’s going to make it a pain to replace later.  Also when it was stitched on they didn’t tighten up the point of the whip, so there were huge gaps in the plaiting due to the looseness of the braid.

 

 

whip repair

I had to cut off the fall, unbraid it a bit and rebraid the point.  Then I tied a new fall hitch and put a fall on it.

bullwhip

This is why it’s important to send a whip for repair to someone that knows what they are doing.  Leather braiding is a very specialized area of leather work.  Within braiding making whips is a very specialized area of braiding.  So you’ll get better results when you send a whip to someone that knows what they are doing.

Louie

Snake Whip – Fall Replacment

Snake Whip – Fall Replacment

I recently had a snake whip come in for a fall replacement.  The owner said it was around 20 years old.  Here’s what the snake whip looked like when it got to me:

snake whip

The first step to replacing a fall is sliding the new fall over the point of the whip:

snake whip

Then carefully cutting the end of the old fall and pulling it off the whip:

snake whip

The point of the new fall is slipped into the fall hitch:

snake whip

Tighten up the fall hitch, put a cracker on the new fall an you’re back in business!
snake whip

 

This snake whip had a great crack with its new fall!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org