Last spring I was commissioned to custom craft two all black kangaroo bull whips for the Japanese pop band “X.” These whips were to be used on stage as part of their act.
I was responsible for crafting the thong portion of these whips. The handle was custom cast and attached later by Bill Wall Leather.
The leather for these whips was exceptional, even for kangaroo. It was the finest leather I have worked with.
- This bullwhip had a 20-strand thong.
- Measured from the end of the handle to the end of the braid, it was 6 feet.
- This whip has eight layers of kangaroo leather. There were four braided bellies, three bolsters, and the overlay.
The following pictures are of the whip after it was completed but before the handle was attached.