Fibula Handle Bullwhip

For about a decade I’ve wanted to make a bullwhip that had a human bone for a handle. A while ago I found a fibula that would be perfect for the handle of a short bullwhip. This whip internally has a core, bolster and plaited belly.

Here’s the overlay:

I started braiding in the middle of the bone handle so that I could get the plaiting nice and tight where it was going to start on the finished whip. I also lashed it down tightly with string.

And here’s the finished whip:

Here’s a close up of the handle:

This whip has a great crack and I think it’s a cool functional piece of art!

You can order it on my IN STOCK WHIPS page!

Hunt Whip Thong – 6 Foot

This was a fun project because it’s not what I normally make. It’s a lash for a hunt whip! The customer had been trying to replicate a lash that they already had, after checking out some pictures and getting some measurements, I got started.

The first step was ordering some whiskey colored veg tanned kangaroo from David Morgan.

Then I cut out the core, plaited they belly and added a bolster to it. Here are the finished internal layers:

After that I cut out the set for the overlay. This is going to be 8 plait.

Next I had to do all the strand prep, so stretching and paring the lace and then I started to plait the overlay.

And here’s the finished hunt whip thong:

I like the way it came out, and it’s got a nice crack to it!