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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.
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.
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!