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:
and here are the whitehide falls:
I also noticed I have one red latigo fall left, so I need to cut more of them up soon!
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
I realized this morning that I was out of whitehide bullwhip falls so I cut out a batch of them:
Then I knocked off the corners, soaked them in grease for several hours, took them out and rounded them:
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!
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:
And the new fall:
This bullwhip already on its way back to South Carolina to it’s owner.
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.
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!