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Topic: Longhorn

This is a 10′, 3 belly, nylon whip with a 10″ handle built around a 1/4″ spring steel rod and a twisted, tapered core. The core and bellies are bound in artificial sinew. The overlay is 20-plait and it has an English eye fall hitch, a 24″, weighted, double loop fall, a 10″ cracker made of Fast Flight bowstring material.  The heel knot is a 3-pass 7×6 Turk’s head knot built around a leather and lead foundation and the transition knot is a Small Pampas Knot, plate 180 in Bruce Grant’s Encyclopedia. The whip was is waxed. This is my 48th whip.

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Superb, Mark!

'Less is often more!'

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Well done Mark.
How was your English eye fall hitch done?

I'll bet this one is a really heavy whip. An arm jerker.
How does it crack?

Ron

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Thank you Robert and Ron.

The EE is one of the longest overlay strands threaded through the middle inch or so of the other. Both strands were 36 feet long. I then used the 4 ends to start my 4 plait around the longest strand of the 3rd belly.

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I'll try to get videos made next week.

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Beautiful!

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Mark Elliott wrote:

This is my 48th whip.

And a very nice looking one, at that!

Why did she fall? Her mass distorted space-time to produce the effect we know as gravity...

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Mark, you just raise the bar so much higher with each new whip.  Amazing!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you, Scott.

Jessie and Rachel, I'm just trying to not get left in the dust y'all raise. Thank you both for all the inspiration and encouragement you give.

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Beatiful whip Mark!

48th whip? There has been a lot of paracord and leather going thru you fingers big_smile

That does look like its going to be hard to do fast volleys big_smile

It looks really thick at the transition, it would be interesting to see the whole taper.

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Jyri Haveri wrote:

That does look like its going to be hard to do fast volleys big_smile

It looks really thick at the transition, it would be interesting to see the whole taper.

Ah, expert talk smile
I may have no clue about this, but if I‘m allowed a question...
This is a 10 ft BULLwhip - doesn’t a whip this length (if it’s heavy) just absolutely need a really strong transition in order to be handled precisely? Definitely no speedcracking volleys with this one wink

And of course it looks absolutely great and neatly plaited! smile

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Thanks, Jyri and Wolfgang. Yes, it is pretty thick at the transition, about 24 cm, a d that is the thickest part of the whip. It has 3 bellies. I'll take a photo of it layed out so you can see the taper. It is very slow, but cracks loudly with very little effort. When I get home tomorrow I'll make a video.

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Mark, I love whips like this!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Me too, Robert. Actually, I've found that there is something to like about every well-made whip.

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Very nice Mark.

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Thanks, Eric.

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https://youtu.be/dBfr-ypJT68

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Mark, it flows very well.
Thanks for making the video for us. smile

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Thanks, Ron, I really like the way this one moves.

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Mark, that looks great!  In my book, you can't beat a good heavy 10-foot bullwhip for sheer delight in cracking!

'Less is often more!'