Here’s an 8 ft. nylon bullwhip in black and silver. It has 2 plaited bellies over a shot loaded core, 16 plait overlay with several pattern changes on the thong itself to add a little texture to the whip. It has an Engish eye fall hitch, a 30-inch weighted fall, and a Fast Flight cracker. the handle is 9 inches and has a 1/4-inch steel rod as a core. the heel knot has a leather and lead foundation and is covered with a 7 part x 6 bight tripled Turk’s head knot. the transition knot is a Double Gaucho Knot of Three Passes as found in Bruce Grant’s Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding, plate 168. I added a short decorative section that extends from the transition about a foot down the thong of silver nylon done with a method described in Grant’s Encyclopedia as a Back Braid of Six Thongs, plate 41, except I did it with 12 thongs resulting in a 24-plait gaucho braided decorative covering.
Ron, I don't know how it cracks. I tried but it was son windy that it blew right back into my face! If I turned around it blew it into the back of my head.!