Bullwhips and Stock Whips from Kangaroo or Red Hide
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Aussie Whip Maker - Red Hide
Red Hide is a type of cowhide that has gone through a specific tanning process. The Red Hide bullwhips are all hand crafted to fit you and your needs; custom built to suit your hand size and the type of work you specify.
Red Hide is the name given to a type of cowhide that has gone through a specific tanning process. As the name suggests the final product is deep red colored leather. The quality of any cowhide depends on the original hide. Scars can create weaknesses in the leather. Young cattle have more stretch in the hide, which is not desirable for whips. All leather will stretch but if the strands at the end of a whip stretch too much then they are more susceptible to break.
Australia’s whips are truly the best in the world. This is not necessarily due to the fact that we have some of the best whip makers in the world, but also because we have some of the best leather for whips in the world.
Red Hide BullwhipsLoaded and balanced, these are great bullwhips to withstand a lot of wear and tear. The 12 plaits give them plenty of fluent motion. The variety of lengths from 7, 8 and 9 feet cater for people’s personal preferences. Taller stronger people may prefer a longer whip.
7, 8, and 9 foot x 12 plait Red Hide Bullwhips – These are the top of the range Bull Whips in terms of number of strands. 12 strands create a nice fluid whip. Personal preference will decide which length to choose. Taller stronger people may prefer a longer whip.
( N.B. Red Hide Bull Whips are available only in 7, 8, and 9 feet by 12 plait)
Red Hide Stock Whips
These loaded and balanced whips are recommended for people who prefer a heavier whip. They are a 6 plait, which gives greater weight to the whip. They are also leather loaded, which means that more weight is put into the belly of the whip. The belly of any whip is the most important component. If a whip has no belly it will not crack effectively. All Aussie Whip Maker whips have the appropriate amount of weight in the belly.
A loaded and balanced whip refers to a whip that has the right amount weight in the belly in the right spot through out the whip. The length of the handle is also matched according to the length of the whip. These whips come with an 8 plait red hide handle that is popular for greater grip on the handle.
Red Hide Available in:
3 ft kids whip
Ideal for kids up to 7-8 years
4 ft yard whip
Suitable for kids 8-10 years, also used when stockmen use motor bikes or trikes and by stockmen for close work such as in cattle yards - hence the name yard whip.
5, 6, 7, feet in 4 Plait
These are Stockmen's/women's work whips. The 5, 6 and 7 foot Red Hide Stock Whips all come with a 4 plait red hide handle. The Red Hide gives the handle greater grip, which is needed on work whips.
5 foot Red Hide Stock Whip
A great whip for anyone starting off in whip cracking and wanting a whip that will take a lot of wear and tear. Great for any kid around the age of 10 and up. What I would class as a good all round whip, whether it be for stock work or routines.
6 foot Red Hide Stock Whip
This is the preferred whip of the majority of stockmen and women. It is the most common whip used off horseback, if a short whip is used off a horse then it is has a greater chance of cracking in the horse’s ear or on the rump. You need a longer whip that will crack further away from the horse. This is also a good length whip for routines. The longer whips give a more flowing and graceful style.
7 foot Red Hide Stock Whip
This is a common whip used by tall strong men who prefer a longer whip for a greater noise. Also a popular used whip off horses where people need greater reach. This is particularly true for stockmen who are working with wilder cattle that are inclined to run at the horses. The stockmen may need a longer whip to keep the wilder cattle at their distance.
NOTE - Red Hide
- The 6 plait Red Hide Stock whip is available only in 6 and 7 foot lengths, on an 8 plait half plait handle.
- The following Red Hide whips are in 4 plait only - 3 feet kids whip, 4ft yard whip, 5ft stock whip, 6ft stock whip, 7ft stock whip.
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