Custom Nylon Bullwhips


We’ll have more whip cracking workshops in the new year, and your instructor, David McCormick, spends hours every week plaiting new whips out of nylon paracord.

Hand-made paracord bullwhips are durable and have a great crack. The core is filled with steel balls (shot) to give the perfect heft and momentum. The outer 12-plait overlay will be made with your choice of custom colour combinations.

All custom whips currently have 2 week lead-time. When ordering, the Front Desk will let you know if it is a period of high demand, and your wait may be longer.

6’ Nylon Paracord Bullwhips

$120 each

Description:

  • Hand-made in house by Instructor David McCormick
  • Steel rod handle
  • Shot-loaded core
  • Two plaited bellies
  • No animal products

Options:
Up to 4 colours at no additional charge. Colour options include: black, white, red, green, blue, pink, purple, orange, brown, and more.

  • Single-colour
  • Two colours in equal amounts
  • Two colours with one colour dominant (3/1)
  • Three colour in equal amounts
  • Three colours with one colour dominant (2/1/1)
  • Four colours in equal amounts

8’ Nylon Paracord Bullwhips

$140 each
Take your whip handling to the greatest reach and the loudest crack. The outer 12-plait overlay will be made with your choice of custom colour combinations. The heel knot can also contain a custom medallion (about the size of a toonie) if you provide it, or you can request a national flag or the plain heel.

Description:

  • Hand-made in house by Instructor David McCormick
  • Steel rod handle
  • Triple shot-loaded core
  • One plaited belly
  • No animal products

Options:
Up to 4 colours at no additional charge. Colour options: black, white, red, green, blue, pink, purple, orange… ask for others!

  • Single-colour
  • Two colours in equal amounts
  • Two colours with one colour dominant (3/1)
  • Three colour in equal amounts
  • Three colours with one colour dominant (2/1/1)
  • Four colours in equal amounts

Heel options (no additional charge):

  • Undecorated steel
  • Undecorated brass
  • A national flag medallion
  • A coin or medallion that you provide (about the size of a toonie)
  • No concho (knotted paracord at heel)

6’ Athletic Tape Bullwhips

$50 each
The affordable choice, but not a compromise to your whip-cracking practice. This well-balanced whip is made from common materials using a method designed by champion whip-cracker Adam Winrich.

Description:

  • Hand-made by Instructor David McCormick
  • Core includes ball-chain
  • Handle is PVC

Options:

  • Black or white tape
  • Black or white grip

All custom whips have 2 week lead-time. Order by calling, e-mailing or dropping by Academie Duello. We have a sample of an 8′ whip with two colours and a steel concho in the store, but it is not for sale.

David McCormick Head of Stage Combat at Academie Duello and certified Instructor with Fight Directors Canada. Head of Bartitsu at Academie Duello, the longest continuously running Bartitsu program in the world.
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