I just replaced the fall on the 6 foot natural tan bullwhip that I made. I had a thinnner one, but went to a thicker/heavier fall.
I’m really happy with how this whip looks. I like the slimmer profile and slight taper on the handle. This whip has a thinner kangroo hide for the bolsters.
Right now I’m plaiting the overlay of an 8 foot bullwhip with an 8 inch handle and a lead loaded butt. I think I may have to put a bit more lead into the handle…but I’ll finish the overlay and see how it handles.
I’ve got about 4 1/2 feet of the overlay finished. While making this bullwhip I broke one of the strands in the overlay. I fixed it using a combination of two techniques from Ron Edwards book “How To Make Whips“. I used a “tongue and slot” as well as a thinning the two ends down and a dab of leather glue.
Also I don’ think I posted a picture of the finished 8 foot whip with the 10 inch handle that I sent to Belgium, so here it is below: