Ostrich Handle Bullwhip?

Ostrich Handle Bullwhip?

Recently in the mail I got a flyer from Tandy Leather Factory in the mail with their February sale items.  One thing that caught my eye was that they had Ostrich Leg Skins on sale.

Ostrich leg leather

If you’ve read this blog for a while you’ve probably noticed that I love making whips with handles from unique leathers.  In the past I’ve made bullwhips with handles made from:

Shark Skin

bullwhip

Alligator Skin

bull whip for sale

and Sting Ray Skin

Kangaroo bullwhip

That got me thinking that making one from ostrich leg skin would be a fun project.  The description on Tandy’s website says the average size is about 5 x 22 inches.  That would give me enough leather for at least two handles, but more more likes in the ballpark of 4 handles!

Unfortunately I’ve got a few more things I want to do before I get around to making an ostrich handle bullwhip.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Need More Leather…

Need More Leather…

This morning I’m going out to run some errands, the main one is to get some more Kip and the cowhide I use for my Budget Bullwhips.  I might stop by and chat with David Morgan for a little bit (If he’s around the shop) since I’ll be in his area. 

I have no shows for the next week (but I do have a ton of “office” type work), so I’m hopefully going to be cranking out some bullwhips over the next week.  

Louie

http://bullwhips.org