Another 16 plait bullwhip is finished!

Another 16 plait bullwhip is finished!

Yesterday I finished making the other 16 plait two tone bullwhip!  This bullwhip was cut out the same time as the last one, but I didn’t immediately bang it out.   This bullwhip is 6.5 feet long and made in black and saddle tan kangaroo.

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Here’s a close up of the handle:

Plaited pattern in handle

Another thing that I did with this bullwhip was putting a couple of plaited patterns in the lash.  I’ve never really don that aside from right off the end of the handle.  Here’s the birds eye plait:

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And here’s the 2 X 2 squares:

Plaited pattern in whip's lash

With this bullwhip I took a lot of care as to how I got into and out of different patterns on the whip.  So that the plaiting flows well and symmetrically into and out of the different patterns on both the handle and the lash.

bullwhip

Here’s a close up of the coiled lash:

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This bullwhip is listed for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.

The next few whips that I’m planning to make are going to be stock whips.  In the past I’ve only made a few stock whips and they are something that I’d like to make more of and eventually a pair for myself.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Snake Whip

Snake Whip

This morning I put the finishing touches on a 3 foot snake whip.   This snake whip is made in two tone kangaroo.  I plaited some patterns at the beginning of the whip (which is basically the same pattern as I used on the riding crop).

snake whip

Here’s the whip pre-shellac:

snake whip

And here it it after a couple of coats of shellac:

snakewhip

Every I put shellac on a whip I’m always amazed at how it changes the color.

I also just listed this snake whip for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org