First bull whip ever! About 15 hours went into making this 6 foot bullwhip with a shot loaded core, 2 bellies, 12 plait overlay ending in a sloppy 4 point fall hitch. I made it for my brother for his birthday! I used black and foliage green, his 2 favorite colors. At the very top I made it using a 3x3 strand pattern to stand for the military rank Sergeant. This is cool because I'm actually related to the famous WW2 hero Sergeant York!