|First created by
Lauren Wickline here at MidWestWhips as a concept whip for sword and
whip wielding martial artist David Stokes, this bullwhip combines the
best of so many schools of martial arts. With a standard 12"
handle on all bullwhips over 6ft, this whip performs with extreme speed
and accuracy and can easily slice through everything from tough skinned
vegetables to soda cans. The butt knot is lead loaded so you can
also hold the thong and use the knot like a flail, the thong is strong
enough at 12 plait to use in Hapkido grappling techniques, and the 12"
handle is also long enough to use as an Escrima stick. Though
whips have traditionally been stereotyped more as long range weapons,
this bullwhip was built with close combat in mind as well to create a
surprisingly well-rounded and stunningly unique weapon.
For more pictures, please visit the Stokes
Photo Gallery Page.
of this whip is finished with a kangaroo hide
traditional tsukamaki sword
wrap over a specially shaped handle
foundation. This is what Stokes had
to say about the unique handle: "I actually think it's BETTER than a
traditional round bullwhip grip because you can close your eyes, grab
this whip, and IMMEDIATELY know where the thong naturally coils.
gives immediate hand orientation..."
|This signature series
bullwhip comes standard in all black as shown in the picture with only
the white kangaroo underneath the tsukamaki
(in place of the same kawa).
additional charge, you may change the white to any other color
we have in stock, standard or
colors. The menuki,
or small emblems shown underneath the wrapping are up to the customer
to provide, if desired. If no menuki
are provided, the whip will be completed with a plain wrap.
If you are interested in owning a MidWestWhips Stokes Katana Whip,
please contact us
for pricing and our
current wait times. This whip will always be custom made to match
its new owners' preferences and background, just as the katana swords
were in feudal Japan historically. Standard lengths include 4.5ft
with 8" handle, 6ft with 12" handle, and 8ft with 12" handle, though
other lengths are available upon request.
|For questions or to order
please email firstname.lastname@example.org