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Full Plait
                                                      Handle Stockwhips
Pictured above: matched pair of  full plait stockwhips, 8 plait handle with custom 4 plait thong, in custom color white with custom knots.

MidWestWhips' standard single color stock whips are perfect for either fans of the long Australian tradition of whipmaking or for whipcrackers who are into learning and working on more complex cracking routines.  The stockwhip's extra long handle provides extra leverage for those fast and fancy cracks, as well as making simpler cracks easier to perform with less effort.  The "hinge" of the keeper, unlike bullwhips, is made to flex easily and reliably at any angle, which is ideal for the whipcracker who enjoys doing volleys, coachman's cracks, and other cracks that would normally wear on even the most sturdily crafted bullwhip transition zones.

On these full-plait stockwhips, we start with a selected piece of Australian toheti cane which is then lined with a rod of spring steel.  This special stock handle foundation is then covered from tip to tip with beautifully braided kangaroo hide.  The keeper is attached to the fully braided handle with an attractive traditional braided thread binding.  Finally, the thong is braided separately and attached at the keeper.  Besides being so easily crackable, one of the main draws of a stockwhip is that if the thong ever wears out or is damaged, you can keep your handle and just have a new thong made for your whip, which is much less expensive than buying a whole new whip.  Old stockmen in Australia used to have beautifully intricate handles made with their family name braided into them, which they were able to pass down through several generations and just keep changing the thong whenever needed.  (Length is measured as the thong only, and does not include the handle or the fall & popper.  Standard butt knot is a 2pass 6x7 turkshead).

Please choose from our standard colors: natural tan, saddle tan, whiskey, brandy, or black.  If you are looking for a unique color or a two-tone whip, or a specific handle length, please email us for availability and a price quote.  We also make a limited number of other stockwhip lengths and plait counts each year, so if what you are looking for isn't listed below, feel free to visit our custom designs page or send us an email.

Click here for more examples of full plait stock whips  in our Photo Gallery.
Also view MidWestWhips custom high-plait stock whips here in the Custom Designs section of our Photo Gallery.

For questions or to order please email whipmaker@midwestwhips.com
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