Topic: Blackjack's Gambler Whip
So, as some of you veterans know, I participate in a Single Action Sharp Shooting group (SASS or WOWS--Wisconsin Old West Shootists). My brother in law is the marshal for our "town" (leader) and his registered cowboy name is Blackjack. He has been slow to embrace the whips and invested in one, but refuses to crack it because it is "expensive" (not really. It was a really fair price for a 10-foot). Since I need the practice and have my own ideas about whip individuality, I thought I would make him a whip for Christmas specific to his alternate cowboy ego. If it's free, maybe he will learn and practice with it. If it's pretty, maybe I can build a rep here in the area. This will be whip number 8.
The thong is crimson and is 7 feet from heel to knot with (yay Tyler, I finally did it!) A weighted fall:
The handle was one I got from Roy. He did a really great job turning them for me. I have pyropaper now! But...I am struggling. I may practice a bit with it later on with something else. This handle I will just freehand draw everything I want and burn from there like I normally do. I started with cards. Blackjack (the name) will be carved down the handle and some leather tooling type fru fru will fill in the rest.