(SOLD!) 4ft 12 Plait “Mojave Lite” Mini Bullwhip!

4ft 12 plait Mojave Lite Mini Bullwhip

Introducing the “Mojave Lite” range of whips! Much like the Budget mini pocket snake whips (which are 3ft long), this is a scaled down version of my regular build, geared toward giving people’s pocket books a break, only in this case in a 4ft mini bullwhip! In this specific case, this is a 4ft 12 plait mini bullwhip in all black kangaroo leather, 8″ steel core handle, shot loaded core, 24″ tapered latigo fall, and nylon cracker. Handle diameter at the heel is right around 20-21 mm, so it’s comparable to the Budget snakes in that regard, but, obviously, with a beefed up thong to account for the longer length of the whip. Roll out is smooth, with a lovely crack! This can be yours now for $265 plus shipping! Just send me an email at the email address above!

Naturally if you have questions, feel free to ask!



Teacup Micro Snake Whips

Teacup Micro Snake Whips main page

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Introducing the Teacup micro snake whips! These whips, which double as a short lead or leash, are 20 inches long, 12 plaited in kangaroo hide, with an 8 inch Indian tan latigo fall and nylon cracker. They’re plaited on a one inch “O” ring, and come with a double ended snap hook that can, if desired, be removed. They’re built with a tapered core, and yes, they actually do crack, although it’s very quiet as this is a very tiny whip.

Black & Pink Teacup Pineapple

Trio w Orange

RE all red

Teacup micro snake whips by Mojave Outliers Desert Minx Group Shot

Detail of the heel knots, 'O' ring and plaiting of the Teacup micro snake whips!

Detail of the heel knots, ‘O’ ring and plaiting of the Teacup micro snake whips!

Teacup Micro Snake Whip teacups

Pictured, of COURSE, with a pair of oriental teacups! This one has a clasp rather than an “O” ring and double ended snap hook, and it cannot be removed. This was a one time deal though due to chance; normally these come with the double ended snap hook.

I make these on spec only, so if you want one (and you don’t see one in the upper right corner of this page), then feel free to email me and inquire. Bear in mind that as these ARE a spec item, the only thing about them that I’ll change is the color(s) of the overlay. What that means is you can’t change anything at all except the color of the overlay. These are a specific size, 20″ (you can’t change that), the fall is 8″ and made of Indian tan latigo (you can’t change that, either), the heel knot (you can’t change that) has a ring in it (which you can’t change), and it comes with a double ended snap hook (which you also can’t change). Otherwise, they’re $49.95 plus shipping.

Below are photos of MORE Teacup whips, by way of serving suggestion! Enjoy!

Teacup micro snake whip Black Natural

This one sports a two tone knot…

 Teacup micro snake whip Black Natural Knot Detail

Detail photo of the black and natural Teacup whip with a two-tone heel knot

Teacup micro snake whip Licorice

A pair of Licorice whip teacups! Plaited in black with purple and red alternating chevrons!

Teacup micro snake whip Collection

A collection of Teacup whips, including a coral snake (black, red and yellow) and the recently invented Bumble Bee Teacup (black and yellow). The whip at the top is a Budget Boudoir mini pocket snake whip (3ft 12 plait) to give you a size comparison.

Again, these are $49.95 plus shipping and I only do them on spec. Feel free to email me to find out whether and when we’ll be making them!



Kangaroo Leather Mini Bullwhips

Mini bullwhips black and red pair

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First, of course, the pricing chart and ordering instructions just to keep things easy to find. Details about mini bullwhips follows. Note: if you would like spiral plaiting (16 plait or above) on your whip, talk to me first, but ordinarily add $100.

You will observe that the 3ft whips are ONLY available in 12 and 16 plait. If you would like a custom spiral design (at 16 plait or above), then that means I’ll do what’s known as a “split spiral,” which entails building lace at 8 plait (for 16 plait spiral), 10 plait (for 20 plait spiral) or 12 plait (for 24 plait spiral), and then splitting the lace at the heel end to create the strands for the spiral plait. This is an enormous amount of quite fiddly work just to make the lace, before you even get to the spiral plait, so, a 3ft 16 plait split spiral is $545, a 3ft 20 plait split spiral is $585, and a 3ft 24 plait split spiral is $605. Observe also that it would be less expensive to get a 4ft whip, because those I can do with a normal spiral plait, with just the $100 up-charge.

Mini Bullwhips – Shot Loaded Core
12 plait 16 plait 20 plait 24 plait
3 feet $320 $345 Not Available Not Available
4 feet $340 $365 $405 $425
5 feet $360 $385 $425 $485
5 feet w/extra plaited belly $435 $460 $560 $610
Mini Bullwhips Naturally Weighted
12 plait 16 plait 18 plait 20 plait 24 plait
5 feet $435 $460 $510 $560 $610
5.5 feet $460 $485 $535 $585 $635

What is a mini-bullwhip? Not a big mystery: a mini bullwhip is simply a scaled down version of a full sized bullwhip, shorter and narrower. I do two different general types of builds: shot loaded, and naturally weighted (if you look above, the first chart is for shot, and the second is for naturally weighted).

The shot loaded whips are a little heavier or “beefier” if you will, with a finished diameter at the heel in the 22-25 mm range, shorter handles, and a bit more heft in the hand. Too, I’ll build them as short as 3ft long if you like, because we can account for the short length with the shot bag, right? Right!

The naturally weighted whips do NOT have a shot bag–they depend for their balance on the natural weight of the leather. Instead, I build them with 2 bolsters and 2 plaited bellies (and a number of layers of binding with flat sinew). I got interested (or frustrated is a more accurate way to put it, lol!) in doing these builds because I had the opportunity to do a repair on a Mike Murphy 16 plait bullwhip, and I just loved it and I want one of my own, but guess what!? So does everybody else on the planet who loves whips, and they’re all smarter than me at finding Mike Murphy whips for sale before I do. Fortunately, I, too, am a whip maker, and no slouch besides, so I took a buncha pics, measured every dimension I could think of, did some research, toiled night and day in the shop, yelled “YESSSS MAWSTAH!!” and “IT’S ALIIIIVE!!!” just for fun a coupla times at 3:00 in the morning for which not a single person thanked me and poof! I created my own version. Now you too can have a Desert Minx naturally weighted bullwhip same as me cause you can’t find a damned Mike Murphy whip for love or money, either!

Naturally weighted whips have a more slender profile, with a lighter heft in the hand, and generally the finished diameter at the heel is in the 19-21 mm range, with longer handles. These I don’t recommend building at less than 5ft, because they’re just too light to go that short without a shot bag, okay? These whips are splendid if you like doing fast volleys, and they slick out on a throw like they can read your mind, and will reward you on demand with a crisp, loud crack.

5ft 16 plait NW Black Bullwhip

THIS is a naturally weighted bullwhip, 5ft long at 16 plait, with a 30″ tapered latigo fall. The handle is plaited in short herringbone, with a section of solid bands interrupted by a single row of double diamonds (tribute to Mike Murphy), more short herringbone, and then I transition to regular herringbone for the thong.

I have photos of BOTH types of builds below, and I’ve written in the captions to the photos which ones are which, so take a peek!

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 5ft 16 plait all black mini bullwhip

A 5ft 16 plait mini bullwhip in all black kangaroo leather, shot loaded core…

2x Red and Black Kangaroo Leather Mini Bullwhips

A matched pair of 4ft 16 plait mini bullwhips in black and red kangaroo leather, diamond plaiting on the handles (8″ long), alternating chevrons on the thongs, tapered latigo falls, and nylon crackers. These two whips were built to travel a bit more lightly than usual, with a hint of Mike Murphy in the mix, granted both of these DO have shot bags, just a bit narrower than I normally build.

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 4 ft 24 plait mini bullwhip in coral snake pattern

This is a 4 foot, 24 plait shot loaded mini bullwhip done in a coral snake pattern, with red, black and yellow kangaroo hide in alternating chevrons. In this case, the heel knot is rounded per the client’s request.

Generally speaking, mini bullwhips are great for learning to throw: the weight of the fall slows the whip down a little bit, so that once you’ve thrown the whip you have a bit more time to get out of the way if/as it comes flying back! 😉 Too, the rigid handle gives a bit of extra control compared to a snake or signal whip, so that also helps if you’re just learning to throw.

4ft 16 plait black mini bullwhip

This is a 4 ft 24 plait mini bullwhip in black kangaroo leather–what I’ve termed the “slim line” model, as it starts out with a more slender shot loaded core, resulting in a more slender, lighter whip. Please mention it if you’d like this kind of build.

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers 4ft 16 plait mini bullwhip in black with red knots

…and a 4ft 16 plait shot loaded mini bullwhip in black with red heel and transition knots…

4ft 12 plait NW forest green and natural

This is a 4ft 12 plait naturally weighted bullwhip, with a 30″ tapered latigo fall, the overlay plaited in forest green and natural using the single strand offset pattern.

5ft 16 plait NW JW

…another 5ft 16 plait naturally weighted bullwhip in all black kangaroo leather, with a 30″ tapered latigo fall

5ft 16 plait NW Handle and Fall Bullwhip

And I just like this pic. It’s a detail shot showing the handle and fall knots of the previous 5ft 16 plait naturally weighted bullwhip…

Royal Blue SS Bullwhips

These are a pair of 4.5ft 16 plait naturally weighted bullwhips in royal blue and black kangaroo leather. Steel core handles in this case are 10″ long, and I did both transition knots as pineapple knots (see detail shot below) rather than the more usual 4 bite 2 pass turk’s head because I felt it would look nice with the diamond plaiting on the handles. The whip is finished with 30″ tapered latigo falls.

Royal blue bullwhips transistion knots detail

Detail shot of the naturally weighed bullwhips, with the transition knots in place…

If you have questions or an interest in a mini bullwhip, of course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you toot sweet!

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3ft 16 plait Mini Bull

Customer’s remarks on this 3ft mini bullwhip: “Arrived today! Beautiful work! :) We’re both a bit “stiffie” at the moment but I’m sure at least one of us will slacken a bit over time 😉 Love the weight, it feels just perfect. And the end knot adds another dimension to this wonderful instrument…*evil grin*
Couldn’t be happier!”