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


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.


One thought on “Ostrich Handle Bullwhip?

  1. First of all, I look forward to seeing this, I took like somewhat unique handled whips.

    Second, I just ordered spring steel from that small parts amazon place, I ordered 10 – 36″

    long 1/4″ diameter rods. I’ll let you know what I think of them. I haven’t had anything else to

    compare them to, but I will be able to tell if they’re too flimsy or anything like that.

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