This bullwhip was made with the Indiana Jones (David Morgan) look, but it has a 10 inch handle instead of an 8 inch handle.
When I was tying the knot of this bullwhip I remembered something that I used to do, but for some reason (that I don’t know) stopped. I got the knot wet then rolled it between two boards (thanks Franco for that tip!) and it gave me a very good looking knot.
There are a couple of things about this bullwhip that I’m proud of. I’m most proud of my 8 plait to 6 plait drop/transition. Many bullwhips have a bit of a kink at the 8 to 6 plait drop, but this bullwhip doesn’t have a kink. I’ve done a couple things using tips from many whipmakers and it’s all finally come together to give me a smoother coil at that point.
I still need to shellac this bullwhip before it’s finished.
My next project is going to be cutting out some more falls and making some more budget bullwhips. I have a side of oil tanned leather that I picked up. I’ve made a 6 foot snake whip out of it and it’s a good strong leather, so I’m excited to make a bullwhip out of it.