Whips continuously braided over a stiff handle are used in many regions, but
this type was highly developed in the American West as a very heavy whip with
a short handle. They are traditionally used for moving or loading cattle.
Bull whips are the usual whips of choice for American performers and stuntmen,
particularly those doing Western-style acts. We offer two distinctive types
of braided leather bullwhip, our own production and one hand crafted for us in Australia. In addition to our hand crafted leather whips, we offer a selection of synthetic whips from New Zealand.
Bullwhips by David Morgan
Our own production bullwhip, used in the Indiana Jones movies, is a moderately
heavy whip with the weight carried out well into the thong. The butt foundation
is about 8 inches long. The whip is well balanced, and has a 12 plait kangaroo
overlay. The length is measured from the butt to the end of the braid, not including
We first developed this bullwhip some years ago when kangaroo products could
not be imported into the United States. The general pattern was that of the
Australian bullwhip we had been offering. The Australian plaited belly construction
was retained, but extended to two bellies, both now plaited in kangaroo hide.
The butt was shortened, and the whip balanced as in the best American practice.
In addition, since these whips are used by stuntmen who often employ whips under
less than ideal conditions, the overlay is made in a heavy kangaroo, and the
strands cut wider to give the whip greater durability under rough conditions.
These bullwhips have shown good endurance and shape retention over many years
We offer 6, 8, 10 and 12 foot bullwhips. Color is Natural Tan. Black bullwhips
are available on special order (Special orders may be returned only if defective
or not as specified.) Hand crafted by David Morgan.
450 Series Bullwhips
The 450 Series Bullwhips by David Morgan were used in the Indiana
and in The
Mask of Zorro. Please see our Indiana
Jones Bullwhips and Whip
Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information.
Whip Maintenance Kit
A whip maintenance kit is now supplied with each of our long lash whips. This
kit consists of a spare fall,
5 crackers and a 6 oz. tub
of Pecard Leather Dressing,
with directions for fall and cracker replacement.
We endeavor to keep up with the demand for our quality kangaroo whips, but
sometimes we fall behind. If we cannot ship within three weeks of receipt of
your order we shall advise you of the probable delay. Normally, the whips we
bring from Australia are in stock but supply is subject to conditions there
and occasionally there are delays.
Do you live outside the US? Due to strict US export regulations, we are only able to ship kangaroo leather products outside the US by adhering to the US Fish and Wildlife Service export inspection procedures.
For more information ...
Please follow the links below for more information concerning our whips, braided
goods and related information.
Your First Whip for Sport Cracking
The Art of Whip Cracking
Indiana Jones Bullwhips
of Fine Leather
Attaching a New Whip Cracker, Replacement
Frequently Asked Questions
Whips and Quirts