Friday the 13th Whip Sale!

Friday the 13th Whip Sale!

Today is Friday the 13th which is considered to be an unlucky day…but if you are shopping for a whip it just might be your lucky day!  From today 1/13/12 until midnight on Sunday 1/15/12 all IN STOCK whips are 13% off!  This sale is limited to stock on hand and it’s first come first served.

Here are a couple of examples of deals you can get today:

4 Foot Signal Whip

Regular price:  $145Sale price: $126.15 Click here for more info on this Signal Whip!

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6.5 foot 16 plait Bullwhip

Regular price: 525.00
Sale price: $456.75
Click here for more information!

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To view what I currently  have IN STOCK and on sale click here!

Stock Whip

Stock Whip

Ever since I visiting Paul and Lauren at Midwest Whips and got to crack some stockwhips, I’ve wanted one…and when Adam Winrich was in town it reinforced it!

This evening I made a simple stock whip from Red Latigo.

stock whip

The plan of this whip was pretty simple, a 4 plait latigo overlay and with tear drop shaped piece of veg tanned cowhide as the core.  One thing that I did do to the overlay in addition to tapering and paring the strand was I split them at at taper.  So the thickness of each leather strand at the keeper end is thicker than the point.

stockmans whip

Another thing you’ll notice is that there is no plaited  handle.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  The main one is that I didn’t have any kangaroo lace kicking around that was thick enough to do a 4 plait handle.  Also with this being a whip for sport cracking and a whip that I don’t plan on using for too long, I’m not too worried about it slipping out of my hand.  If it was a whip that was to be used by an actual cowboy, I would have put in a handgrip.

I gave it a few flicks before I put the heel knot foundation on it and determined it needed a bit of lead.  I added a one  by six inch strip of lead and then put the knot over that and I think it handles much better!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Adam Winrich in Seattle…

Adam Winrich in Seattle…

This week Adam Winrich was in Seattle and I got a chance to hang out with him and do some whip cracking.

I took Adam to Alki which is an area of Seattle that is right along the Puget Sound and you can view downtown from across the water.

We ended up teaching a lot of people how to crack whips!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org