In this article I show off my latest flogger.
You may remember my paracord flogger tutorial from a while back. It was great fun making it and I learned a lot from it. I also received some wonderful feedback. Because of this I decided to post my latest flogger and talk about some differences from the previous version. I hope this will help you make better floggers/whips yourself.
For those wondering what the technique used for the handle, I used the grafting technique, demonstrated in a tutorial yesterday.
So, what have I done differently this time around?
- I made a thicker, shorter handle. For this I used 12 cords, each 3 and 1/2 feet long, which I folded in half to make a core for the handle, as well as the falls. The handle was then wrapped using an inner strand of paracord very tightly to make a solid core, just like with my previous flogger.
- More falls! This flogger has more falls, the result of using more cords to make the handle. I have also finished the ends using an overhand knot (you could call it a double overhand I guess, since it has two turns). This is a safety measure to prevent skin damage.
- I used gutted cord to make larger decorative knots at the top and bottom. This time around I used the herringbone knot to make the knots. They were enlarged from a 7L6B turk’s head knot. I find that these knots lay very nice on the handle.
I have learned from making this flogger as well. The two major differences I will be implementing with my future floggers are:
- to iron out my gutted cord that is used for tying the decorative knots on the handle. Keeping gutted cord straight is a task in itself, so why not make it easier on myself? 🙂 Plus the result is much neater.
- I will also be experimenting with adding a leather collar to my decorative knots. For those not familiar with the term, this means I will use a thick piece of leather under where you are tying the knot. This raises the knot and makes the edges of the knot look superb!
- Finally, I am considering adding a stone or some sort of charm to the middle of the knot at the bottom, so that the center of the knot will look pretty!
So, what do you think?
What are you thoughts on this new version of the flogger? Is there something you would add to make it even better?
You can also see the flogger in the video below: