This 8 plait whip is a combination of a signal whip and a mini bull whip. It has a flexible handle with a fall and a cracker like the bull whip.
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Types of Whips
The most common request we receive is "What do you recommend for a new whip thrower?" We recommended as a first whip
The recommendation is based on ease of learning, handling and long term usability. Please note that this is an informed OPINION based on observations from 12 years of teaching the use of the whips in the lifestyle.
Signal whips: flexible from handle to end, usually with the cracker plaited in, sometimes a loop for replaceable crackers.
Bullwhips: whips with ridged internal handles, usually 6-8 inches long. The rest of the whip is flexible and plaited down to where a “fall” is plaited into the body of the whip. The “fall” is a strip of latigo from which a cracker is attached.
Snake whip: Similar to a bullwhip, but without the stiff internal handle.
Plaits are how many strands are braided in to make a whip. The higher the plaits the more strands are used in the braiding of the whip.
Typically, the higher the plait count, the quicker the whip breaks in, and the more expensive the whip is.
However, the higher and thinner the plait count, the more fragile each individual plait.
Regardless, higher plait whips are still very sturdy and highly recommended.
All good whips should be made of quality kangaroo leather.
Kangaroo leather is one of the strongest leathers available in comparison to most others in its thickness and flexibility.
Kangaroo leather breaks in beautifully and results in a strong and supple whip.
Shot loading refers to the internal portion of the whip has a “shot bag” inside of it and is heavier at the handle to balance the length of the whip.
The “shot” is tightly packed inside of a “bag” of some sort (it differs from whipmaker to whipmaker).
Shot loading makes a whip much easier to throw longer and easier to crack.
Our products are hand crafted to the highest standards by a master whipmaker.
It will be repaired or replaced if it fails due to a manufacturing defect.
There is no refund on custom ordered whips unless requested prior to completion of order.
If a refund is granted, a restocking fee of 10% of the cost of the whip will be charged for service fees and handling charges.
All of our whips are handmade by Master Axel himself. Lead times for backordered or custom order whips may vary based upon other work that is in front of your order. We will deliver your whip as quickly as possible, for both in stock and special orders.
Leather is a natural material. Depending upon the variance of the hides, actual colors of the leather once dyed will vary.