Leather Snake Whips
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***If you intend your whips to be a matched pair, please order two whips and select the matched pair option when ordering, if not your whips may be made at separate times and may not match. (The total for the matched pair will be the whip price x2 plus $50)***


Snake whips


A snake whip is defined as a whip that has a flexible handle and a fall and removable cracker.  The thong usually is shot loaded to help the whip operate efficiently.  Traditionally the thong is capped by a knot.  Legend has it that these whips originated in Montana due the cowboys need to have a whip that was easy to use from horse back and could be stored in a saddle bag.


Performance wise most people like way snakes can be thrown with the whole body or just a snap of the wrist.  In my opinion these whips are the best "beginner"  single tail for the indoor player (especially in 4 feet).  They accurate easy to crack portable and gorgeous 


For whatever reason snake whips are the red headed step child of indoor play often being passed over in favor of bullwhips and more often signal whips.  Here at Black Cat we would love to see that change so we've updated and added some touches to the traditional snake whip.

 The thong of all Black Cat snakes is a sharply tapered 16 plait roo hide with a fully plaited bell that is lightly weighted for efficient operation.  Each snake also features two free floating ferrules held in place by ring knots, these are used for hand orientation.  Recently it was also illustrated that the ferrules could, with practiced be used to spin the thong at a high rate of speed. 


All our Snakes come in 16 plait with thong lengths of 3 feet, 4 feet and 5 feet.   


Special mention should be given to the falls on snake whips.  Your whip will come to you with a 24 inch fall.  I've seen people who throw snake whips with uncut overly long falls and swear by them.  I've also seen people who cut their falls as short as six inches and would never do anything different.   If the whip feels a little slow or "floaty" trim the fall by slight increments until you find the perfect length remember you can take it off but you cant but it back on.   



Leather Snake Whips

Price: $199.00
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