Yesterday before heading out to visit family for Christmas Dinner I managed to sneak in a few minutes to make the handle for the stock whip. Here’s the finished stock whip on my handle:
The handle is 20 inches and the lash is 5 feet. I didn’t add lead or anything to this stock whip because with a 5 foot lash I didn’t think it was necessary. The lash of a 5 foot stock whip is lighter than the lash of a 5 foot bullwhip even though the stock whip lash is longer (because of how I measure them).
Here’s what I am using to as my base line for making cowhide leather stock whips are two other stock whips that I have:
These stock whip are:
- Left: The one I made
- Center: Peter Jack (The Whip Man) – Stock Whip kit
- Right: SKT Whips
By comparing the whip that I made to the one that Peter Jack cut out and I plaited and the one by SKT whips that was made entirely by SKT whips it give me a good idea as to how my stock whip compares. I know I am using a very different method for making my stock whip than Peter Jack and SKT Whips, but method doesn’t concern me as much as the final results, how it cracks.
I was also digging through my whips and it turns out I have and have made a lot more stock whips than I thought previously. By “a lot more” it’s something like 5 or 6 stock whips instead of 2 or 3 stock whips.