Mark, I'm taking a page out of your book and going to try and name my whips...probably bad luck without one, similar to a ship
I have been seeing some shorter stock whips floating around the internet...as in a 3-1/2-4ft stock whip. I wanted to try and make one just to see how I liked the handling of it. It also occured to me I haven't made a plain black whip yet.
This one is a 4ft 12 plait with a weighted core and 10 plait belly. I also tried doing the tip like a cow whip twisted taper for something different, and attached a twisted taper fall using a basic nail knot. I'm actually happy with the way it feels. The fall also ends in a quick change cracker loop. There is a Spanish ring knot just below the double layer keeper loops, and a full plait square start 16" aluminum handle with a larger round 5x4 4 pass Turks head (sorry for the mouth full)
It was just light enough for me to get a couple pictures and video outside for once. Excuse the poor cracking...its the first cracks you see with the whip, as well as being about 12°F outside. I'm sure I'll think of more excuses later.