Signal Whips

Handcrafted by: Paul Nolan

The MidWestWhip standard single color signal whip is a highly refined whip, tested and retested through dozens of different signal whipmaking techniques. Over many years of trial and error, we have perfected how to craft the ultimate blend of the modern ultra-fine target whip and the traditional hard-working sled dog whip, which results in the most useful, unique, beautiful and durable signal whip of its time. Please note that our signal whips are handcrafted out of vegetable tanned kangaroo hide, the most resilient and durable tannage of 'roo available, a materal choice that has been passed down through generations of fine whipmakers beginning with the Australian tradition. Our whips feature 100% leather cores with fine #12 lead shot loading. Whether you are searching for a signal whip that will stand the test of time, or you are looking for the finest, most intricate plaiting for your signal whip, you have come to the right place. Our signal whips stand out in every crowd.

Unlike snake or bullwhips, signal whip length is measured from the butt of the handle knot to the tip of the popper. A signal whip is different from a snake whip because the popper is gradually braided into the tip of the whip. Popper replacements on a standard signal whip should be sent back to be repaired by a professional whipmaker. Some customers have requested a nylon loop braided into the tip of the whip instead of the popper, so that they can add their own replaceable standard poppers. If you would like this option for your signal whip, please email us for your custom order.

2ft Signal Whip

This is the most portable precision target whip we sell, most useful for those who will be using whips in tightly confined indoor areas. Highly functional, and perfectly compact for purses, pockets, or even hanging (uncoiled if you'd like) from your belt. Please email us for pricing and availability of the 2ft signal.

NOTE: A braided in loop allows for you to easily replace your popper. To have this customization included, make sure to add it to your cart along with your whip!

Black - 8 Plait

$216

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Black & Red - 8 Plait

$238

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Black - 12 Plait

$248

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Black & Red - 12 Plait

$268

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$39

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Braided In Loop

$35

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3ft Signal Whip

A portable precision target whip, great for indoor or outdoor areas. One of our most popular signal whip lengths, this whip is short enough for tight indoor spaces and great targeting (even for the beginner!), but also long enough for some really nice "POP"s with flicks.

NOTE: A braided in loop allows for you to easily replace your popper. To have this customization included, make sure to add it to your cart along with your whip!

Black - 8 Plait

$238

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Black & Red - 8 Plait

$258

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Black - 12 Plait

$279

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Black & Red - 12 Plait

$298

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Black - 16 Plait

$317

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Black & Red - 16 Plait

$337

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$39

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Braided In Loop

$35

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4ft Signal Whip

This signal provides a little more reach for body wraps, but also requires a little more space to work with safely. This length also starts to make cattleman's cracks a bit easier than with the shorter signals. Like all signals, this one is great for precision targeting as well.

NOTE: A braided in loop allows for you to easily replace your popper. To have this customization included, make sure to add it to your cart along with your whip!

Black - 8 Plait

$258

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Black & Red - 8 Plait

$278

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Black - 12 Plait

$299

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Black & Red - 12 Plait

$319

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Black - 16 Plait

$349

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Black & Red - 16 Plait

$369

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International Shipping

$39

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Braided In Loop

$35

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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, please email us for availability and a price quote. For custom color requests, we try to keep a wide variety of tannery-dyed vegetable tanned kangaroo hides in stock including (but not limited to!) lemon yellow, forest green, deep blue, vibrant blue, purple, bright red, whiskey red, white, etc.