The Rachel Stock Whip
A mix of art and durable working tool, this is my version of the traditional stock whip.
All photos below by, and courtesy of, Robby Amper.
I could tell you how the whip moves, but Robby Amper can show you so much better than I can describe it! Please see the Review on this whip by my dear friend, Robby Amper of Whip Basics:
The handle (stock crop) is 18" long handcut and shaped tropical heavy hardwood. The keeper loop and grip on the handle is natural kangaroo, which will darken over time- and also need some good quality leather dressing every now and then.
The nylon thong is plaited around a Twisted Taper core with two bellies which also form the keeper loops for the thong, connecting everything in a solid, fluid manner. The 16 plait overlay is plaited with a variety of patterns. This whip thong also features a Twisted English Eye for ease of fall change, and comes with loaded Twisted Taper Falls.
Each handle is stamped and numbered, and each whip comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This whip currently is available in 5'. Understand, the 5' is a LOT of whip. This is what you see in the Whip Basics Review above. If you would like 5.5', or 6', I will do that. Any longer is really not something I would recommend. Just understand that if you order one longer than 5-6', this is a very heavy whip....
One more note: Most stock whips are made with cane handles. There is a good reason for this...There has been cases of a narrower tip wood handle breaking in the midst of horseback accidents and being sharp at the breaking point, spearing the rider. Common or not, please be aware of this and, due to that, I cannot recommend using this whip from horseback. If you purchase this whip and use from horseback, Wolf Creek Whips and any of its affiliates are not responsible for any damages to any persons, animals, or equipment that may be harmed in said accident.
Please see the "How to Order" section for pricing and information. Understand, this whip takes me 18 plus hours to make. On average, the handle alone is around 7-8 hours of work from start to finish as every bit of it is entirely handmade with a rasp and hand tools. If you have any questions about a specific point, please email, call or text and I will be happy to discuss that with you.