The stock whip was developed as an outstanding whip in Australia in the late
19th and early 20th centuries. The extensive whip trade was supplied by shops
where apprentices started to learn the trade at the age of fourteen, and spent
five years under the tutelage of skilled craftsmen. The earliest shops were
set up by English craftsmen, adept in the fine plaiting of English coachwhips,
who soon took full advantage of the properties of kangaroo hide to produce an
improved stock whip. Australian society at this time was split between rich
landowners and the working poor, whose life was hard. Highly trained craftsmen,
working under harshly competitive conditions using superb materials, with a
rich and discerning market among the landowners, provided the unique conditions
that brought the stock whip to a level of quality never seen before.
Today, the Australian style stock whip is used by cattlemen, animal trainers
and performers alike, as well as those enjoying the sport of whip cracking.
We are also pleased to offer a nylon Karaka Stock Whip from New Zealand.
Whip Maintenance Kit
A whip maintenance kit is now supplied with each of our long lash leather whips. This
kit consists of a spare fall,
5 crackers and a 6 oz. tub
of Pecard Leather Dressing,
with directions for fall and cracker replacement.
We endeavor to keep up with the demand for our quality kangaroo whips, but
sometimes we fall behind. If we cannot ship within three weeks of receipt of
your order we shall advise you of the probable delay. Normally, the whips we
bring from Australia are in stock but supply is subject to conditions there
and occasionally there are delays.
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