Falls and Crackers

Falls and Crackers

Yesterday I shipped out some crackers and a fall as part of an order and that cleared out my stock of nylon crackers and whitehide falls. So I whipped up a batch of both of them.  Here are the nylon crackers:

bull whip crackers

 

and here are the whitehide falls:

bull whip falls

 

I also noticed I have one red latigo fall left, so I need to cut more of them up soon!

Louie

P.S. From night now until I wake up on Tuesday morning (5/28/13) all:

In Stock Whips are 20% off

Made to Order Bullwhips are 15% off

Whitehide Bullwhip Falls

Whitehide Bullwhip Falls

I realized this morning that I was out of whitehide bullwhip falls so I cut out a batch of them:

whitehide bullwhips falls

Then I knocked off the corners, soaked them in grease for several hours, took them out and rounded them:

white hide bullwhip fall

I’m glad I figured out a long time ago to soak the falls in grease instead of simply rubbing it on.  By soaking you get much better penetration into the fall.

If you need a whitehide fall for your bullwhip you can get them on the Whip Accessories page!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org 

Fall Replacement

Fall Replacement

Today I did a fall replacement on a bullwhip that I made awhile ago. It’s one that was made with no bolsters, but 4 plaited bellies (I think it was four…but it might have been three).   Here’s the bullwhip with the old fall:

Bullwhip

And the new fall:

bullwhips

This bullwhip already on its way back to South Carolina to it’s owner.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Bullwhip Falls…

Bullwhip Falls…

Yesterday I had a side of Whitehide and side of Indian Tan Latigo arrive.  I’m going to use these for making bullwhip falls.  One side lasts me forever, but I figured I’d get a couple of different types of leather to use for falls.

 

white hide

 

Indian Tan / yellow center latigo

I read somewhere that the Indian  Tan Latigo is the most dense leather available.  If that’s true it should make a nice fall.  

This is one of the few times I’m actually excited about cutting out whip falls…I get to use my new head knife!  Now all I need to do is learn to sharpen it properly!

Louie 

http://bullwhips.org