Topic: A cow whip
I was contacted about 2 weeks ago by a fellow that works a ranch in the Big Bend area of Texas asking if I could make a whip similar to one I had made about a year ago. He has been using leather whips (I don't think they were kangaroo hide) but wanted to try a nylon cow whip to see how it held up in the harsh West Texas environment. The entire time I was working on the whip it was over 100F and dry, dusty, and windy, so the whip is already acclimated to the desert environment.
It's an 8 ft. cow whip with a 14-inch Bocota handle, chocolate brown thong, weighted twisted-tapered core, 2 bellies.