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A '''whip''' is a cord or strap, usually with a stiff handle, used for delivering blows to human beings or animals as a means of control or [[corporal punishment|punishment]] or [[torture]].  
 
A '''whip''' is a cord or strap, usually with a stiff handle, used for delivering blows to human beings or animals as a means of control or [[corporal punishment|punishment]] or [[torture]].  
  
Different kinds of whip include:
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== Kinds of whip==
  
Singletail whips with the sub categories of:
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===Singletail whips===
[[Bullwhip]]s, Snake whips, Stock whips, Cow whips, Signal whips, Buggy whips, Dressage whips, Lunging and Vaulting Whips, Camel whips and English Hunting whips.
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* [[Bullwhip]]s
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* Snake whips
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* Stock whips
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* Cow whips
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* Signal whips
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* Buggy whips
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* Dressage whips
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* Lunging and Vaulting Whips
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* Camel whips and English Hunting whips.
  
Multi-tail whips with the sub categories of:
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===Multi-tail whips===
Cats (the [[Cat o' nine tails]]), Martinets and Floggers.
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* Cats (the [[Cat o' nine tails]])
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* Martinets
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* Floggers
  
Miscellaneous whips with the sub categories of:
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===Miscellaneous whips===
[[Crop]]s, [[Quirt]]s, Tawses and Strops,
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* [[Crop]]s
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* [[Quirt]]s
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* Tawses
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* Strops
  
When “thrown” with the correct movement, many types of whips make a loud “crack” sound because their tips have broken the sound barrier. [http://www.earthsky.com/scienceqs/browsefaq.php?f=96]
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When thrown with the correct movement, many types of whips make a loud crack sound because their tips have broken the sound barrier. [http://www.earthsky.com/scienceqs/browsefaq.php?f=96]
  
 
==Stock whip==
 
==Stock whip==
  
A '''Stock whip''' (often called a ''Stockwhip' or “Australian Stock Whip“') is a type of singletail whip, used by Australian stockmen (ranchers). Its form originated in the English hunting whip, but it has since become a distinct type of whip. Similar to an American [[bullwhip]] in body composition, its main difference is in handle construction. Unlike a bullwhip's imbedded handle, the stock whip handle is not fitted inside of the thong and is usually longer. A stock whip's handle is connected to the thong by a joint typically made of a few strands of thick leather. This allows the whip to hang across a stockman's arm when not being used. The handles are normally longer than those of a bullwhip, being between 12 and 18 inches in length. Stock whips are also almost exclusively made from tanned kangaroo-hide.
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A '''Stock whip''' (often called a 'Stockwhip' or 'Australian Stock Whip') is a type of singletail whip, used by Australian stockmen (ranchers). Its form originated in the English hunting whip, but it has since become a distinct type of whip. Similar to an American [[bullwhip]] in body composition, its main difference is in handle construction. Unlike a bullwhip's imbedded handle, the stock whip handle is not fitted inside of the thong and is usually longer. A stock whip's handle is connected to the thong by a joint typically made of a few strands of thick leather. This allows the whip to hang across a stockman's arm when not being used. The handles are normally longer than those of a bullwhip, being between 12 and 18 inches in length. Stock whips are also almost exclusively made from tanned kangaroo-hide.
  
 
==Cow Whip==
 
==Cow Whip==
  
A Cow Whip (sometimes called a “Florida Cow Whip”) is a type of singletail whip that was developed  for use by cowboys in the state of Florida in the southern United States. It resembles an Australian Stock Whip.  
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A Cow Whip (sometimes called a Florida Cow Whip) is a type of singletail whip that was developed  for use by cowboys in the state of Florida in the southern United States. It resembles an Australian Stock Whip.  
  
The most obvious differences between a cow whip and a stock whip are: A cow whip is usually braided from nylon cord (often called “parachute cord“) instead of leather or kangaroo hide, to better withstand the wet conditions in the swampy areas where it was developed. The cow whip does not have the flexible “joint” that is characteristic of a stock whip. The braided body of the cow whip often fits into a recess in one end of the handle and is often secured with a piece of the center braiding that exits a hole in the side of the handle and is tied around the handle.
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The most obvious differences between a cow whip and a stock whip are: A cow whip is usually braided from nylon cord (often called parachute cord) instead of leather or kangaroo hide, to better withstand the wet conditions in the swampy areas where it was developed. The cow whip does not have the flexible joint that is characteristic of a stock whip. The braided body of the cow whip often fits into a recess in one end of the handle and is often secured with a piece of the center braiding that exits a hole in the side of the handle and is tied around the handle.
  
 
==Signal whips==
 
==Signal whips==
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'''Signal whips''' (''Signalwhips'') are a type of single-tailed whip, originally designed to control dog teams. A signal whip usually measures between 3 and 4 feet in length.  
 
'''Signal whips''' (''Signalwhips'') are a type of single-tailed whip, originally designed to control dog teams. A signal whip usually measures between 3 and 4 feet in length.  
  
Both signal whips and snake whips are usually “shot loaded” by braiding the body of the whip over a tapered bag containing weight (often shotgun shot). These whips may also be constructed without loading but it is rarely seen.  
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Both signal whips and snake whips are usually shot loaded by braiding the body of the whip over a tapered bag containing weight (often shotgun shot). These whips may also be constructed without loading but it is rarely seen.  
  
The most obvious difference between a snake whip and a signal whip is: a snake whip has a “fall“ (a narrow, flexible, un-braided strip of leather) between the body of the whip and the cracker, and a signal whip has the cracker braided into the body of the whip.
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The most obvious difference between a snake whip and a signal whip is: a snake whip has a fall (a narrow, flexible, un-braided strip of leather) between the body of the whip and the cracker, and a signal whip has the cracker braided into the body of the whip.
  
 
==Snake whips==
 
==Snake whips==
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'''Blacksnakes''' are the traditional whips used in Montana and Wyoming. The blacksnake has a heavy shot load extending from the butt well down the thong, and the whip is flexible right to the butt, ranges in size from 6 feet to 12  feet in length.
 
'''Blacksnakes''' are the traditional whips used in Montana and Wyoming. The blacksnake has a heavy shot load extending from the butt well down the thong, and the whip is flexible right to the butt, ranges in size from 6 feet to 12  feet in length.
  
Both signal whips and snake whips are usually “shot loaded” by braiding the body of the whip over a tapered bag containing weight (often shotgun shot). These whips may also be constructed without loading but it is rarely seen.  
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Both signal whips and snake whips are usually shot loaded by braiding the body of the whip over a tapered bag containing weight (often shotgun shot). These whips may also be constructed without loading but it is rarely seen.  
  
The most obvious difference between a snake whip and a signal whip is: a snake whip has a “fall“ (a narrow, flexible, un-braided strip of leather) between the body of the whip and the cracker, and a signal whip has the cracker braided into the body of the whip.
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The most obvious difference between a snake whip and a signal whip is: a snake whip has a fall (a narrow, flexible, un-braided strip of leather) between the body of the whip and the cracker, and a signal whip has the cracker braided into the body of the whip.
  
  
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[[Category:BDSM]]
 
[[Category:BDSM]]
 
[[Category:Punishment]]
 
[[Category:Punishment]]
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Revision as of 17:59, 16 October 2006

A whip is a cord or strap, usually with a stiff handle, used for delivering blows to human beings or animals as a means of control or punishment or torture.

Contents

Kinds of whip

Singletail whips

  • Bullwhips
  • Snake whips
  • Stock whips
  • Cow whips
  • Signal whips
  • Buggy whips
  • Dressage whips
  • Lunging and Vaulting Whips
  • Camel whips and English Hunting whips.

Multi-tail whips

Miscellaneous whips

When thrown with the correct movement, many types of whips make a loud crack sound because their tips have broken the sound barrier. [1]

Stock whip

A Stock whip (often called a 'Stockwhip' or 'Australian Stock Whip') is a type of singletail whip, used by Australian stockmen (ranchers). Its form originated in the English hunting whip, but it has since become a distinct type of whip. Similar to an American bullwhip in body composition, its main difference is in handle construction. Unlike a bullwhip's imbedded handle, the stock whip handle is not fitted inside of the thong and is usually longer. A stock whip's handle is connected to the thong by a joint typically made of a few strands of thick leather. This allows the whip to hang across a stockman's arm when not being used. The handles are normally longer than those of a bullwhip, being between 12 and 18 inches in length. Stock whips are also almost exclusively made from tanned kangaroo-hide.

Cow Whip

A Cow Whip (sometimes called a Florida Cow Whip) is a type of singletail whip that was developed for use by cowboys in the state of Florida in the southern United States. It resembles an Australian Stock Whip.

The most obvious differences between a cow whip and a stock whip are: A cow whip is usually braided from nylon cord (often called parachute cord) instead of leather or kangaroo hide, to better withstand the wet conditions in the swampy areas where it was developed. The cow whip does not have the flexible joint that is characteristic of a stock whip. The braided body of the cow whip often fits into a recess in one end of the handle and is often secured with a piece of the center braiding that exits a hole in the side of the handle and is tied around the handle.

Signal whips

Signal whips (Signalwhips) are a type of single-tailed whip, originally designed to control dog teams. A signal whip usually measures between 3 and 4 feet in length.

Both signal whips and snake whips are usually shot loaded by braiding the body of the whip over a tapered bag containing weight (often shotgun shot). These whips may also be constructed without loading but it is rarely seen.

The most obvious difference between a snake whip and a signal whip is: a snake whip has a fall (a narrow, flexible, un-braided strip of leather) between the body of the whip and the cracker, and a signal whip has the cracker braided into the body of the whip.

Snake whips

Snake whips (Snakewhips) are a type of single-tailed whip. The name snake whip is derived from the fact that this type of whip has no handle inside and so can be curled up into a small circle which resembles a coiled snake. They were once commonly carried in the saddlebag by cowboys of the old west. A full sized snake whip is usually at least 4 feet in length (excluding the fall and cracker at the tip of the whip) and around one inch in diameter at the butt of the whip.

A pocket snake whip can be curled up small enough to fit into a large pocket, and ranges in size from 4 feet to 6 feet in length. The pocket snake whip is primarily a whip for occasional use, such as in loading cattle. Both of these types of snake whips are made with a leather shot bag running approximately three quarters of the length of the whip.

Blacksnakes are the traditional whips used in Montana and Wyoming. The blacksnake has a heavy shot load extending from the butt well down the thong, and the whip is flexible right to the butt, ranges in size from 6 feet to 12 feet in length.

Both signal whips and snake whips are usually shot loaded by braiding the body of the whip over a tapered bag containing weight (often shotgun shot). These whips may also be constructed without loading but it is rarely seen.

The most obvious difference between a snake whip and a signal whip is: a snake whip has a fall (a narrow, flexible, un-braided strip of leather) between the body of the whip and the cracker, and a signal whip has the cracker braided into the body of the whip.


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