Bullwhips – Handmade by Louie

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Yesterday I finished making the other 16 plait two tone bullwhip!  This bullwhip was cut out the same time as the last one, but I didn’t immediately bang it out.   This bullwhip is 6.5 feet long and made in black and saddle tan kangaroo. Here’s a close up of the handle: Another thing that […]

Whip Demo at SANCA

December 26th, 2010

This morning Will Morgan, John Leonetti and myself did a little whip demo / workshop at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA).  We did a little talk about the history of the bullwhips and the different types of whips.  Then we did little demos of the different styles of whip cracking from […]

New Whip and a New Look…

October 2nd, 2010

Well if you’ve visited my blog before you’ve probably noticed that the look has changed.  The background  has changed to a “leather” look and I’ve done the same for my online whip store, so now there is some continuity between the blog and the store. Now on to the more interesting thing, the finished Jacka-like […]

Stock Whip

August 31st, 2010

Yesterday I finally had a chance to plait the Peter Jack stockwhip that’s been kicking around for a little while. I haven’t made a ton of stockwhips, so this was an interesting project for me to do.  There was some interesting things about how he makes his stockwhips…like how he adds lead to the handle. […]

Cracking w/ James Maxwell

October 1st, 2009

Last weekend James Maxwell was visiting town from Montana and we went to the park for a few hours.  Here’s him doing some arm wraps: And a close up: Here’s the pile of bullwhips we were cracking: And here are some bullwhips that I made for James a bit over a year ago and they’ve […]

Turkshead Cookbook

June 23rd, 2009

After trying out some of the knots in the Turkshead Cookbook with kangaroo, I have some opinions about the book and tool.  These might change after doing more knots with it. This book has tons and tons of turkshead knots and it’s a great resource to have around. The main thing for me is that […]

24 plait stockwhip handle

June 22nd, 2009

For the last two days I’ve been working on making a stockwhip handle.  It starts as a 12 plait at the keeper end and ends at a 24 plait at the butt end.  I’ve got the overlay finished and just need to tie the knots on the handle…oh then I need to do make the […]

One thing that I’m notice lately is what makes a good bullwhip a great bullwhip is the little things.  All the little things that a bullwhip maker does while constructing a bullwhip add up.  For example the  a little while ago I notice that if I pared the lace that I use on my turksheads […]

Bullwhip Pictures

July 26th, 2008

Here are some bullwhips and stockwhips that I’ve finished lately: I’ve added some of the whips above onto my IN STOCK page and I’ll add the others soon. My next project is a 16 plait 8 foot bullwhip with 10 inch handle. For that bullwhip I’m using a goat rawhide plaited belly. The rawhide is […]

Caught Up!!!

July 23rd, 2008

After working hard to get caught up on my bullwhip orders I finally have everything shipped out!  Because of that I’ve dropped my wait time from 3 weeks to only 1 1/2 weeks.  The reason the wait is a bit longer than I need to make a bullwhip is that this time of year is […]

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