Stock whip

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A redhide stockwhip with a plaited handle.

A stockwhip, also spelled stock whip, is a type of single-tail whip that has a stiff (e.g. wooden or metal) handle, attached to a tapering body, followed by a single thin strip of leather called the fall, and finally a twisted string thread called the cracker or popper.

A stock whip differs from a bullwhip in that in a stock whip, the handle is connected to the body via a flexible joint called the keeper; in a bullwhip, the handle is either integrated into, or rigidly attached to the body.

The best stock whips have a body made from kangaroo hide.

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