Pricing and Placing an Order
How to Place an Order
Have a look around, and when you have an idea of what you would like, please send me that information or call and we will talk it over. Once details are decided upon, I will send an itemized list with price to you. Upon approval, I will put your name on my list. Before I start your whip, I will send you a Paypal invoice. A down payment to cover material costs will be due (about 30%). Final complete payment will be made and processed before completed order is shipped.
Here's what information I will need:
-Type of whip (Traditional Cow Whip, Steer Whip, Amper Style, or Rachel Stock, plait count and number of bellies)
-Length (I measure and charge by the foot on the braided part, the thong. The fall, handle, and cracker will add another 3-4 foot in length. A six foot whip can measure around 9.5 feet long.)
-Color(s) and pattern (no extra charge for up to three colors, each additional color $15)
-Type of Fall Hitch, tie-on, standard, or Twisted English Eye (simple tie on fall is standard on cow whips which end in traditional twist unless requested otherwise)
-Handle length and style (Knob or Grip)
-Type of wood (Jatoba on cow whips unless other wood requested- Amper Style, Rachel Stock, or Steer whips, your choice of wood (exceptions on some handles due to stresses the handle will undergo), special ordering may be required, any added charges will only be due to cost of species of wood.)
Wood I currently have on hand:
All of these are good for any of the types of whips I make.
At this time I accept PayPal internationally, Paypal or cleared check or money order within the U.S.A. All orders inside the USA will be insured when shipped. Inside continental U.S.A, single whip orders ship for $15. Overseas is around $60.
I work meticulously so your whip is the best I can possibly make. My goal is a quality, long lasting whip with a satisfied customer.
Wood Handle Choices
For all Cow Whips, standard handles are currently 15" Goncalo Alves. I will woodburn basic initials and brands on handles at no extra charge. Other length and wood options are available upon request. Some exotic woods and special orders due to extra shipping costs may raise price.
Two handle patterns currently available, on top is the Knob Style, bottom is the Grip Style.
Knob Style in Goncalo Alves:
Grip Style in Goncalo Alves:
Color Choices- other colors available upon request. I want you to have what YOU want.
Colors will appear differently after waxing. Most colors darken quite a bit.
Pricing for Cow Whips
Single Plaited Belly over a Twisted Taper Core
12 plait whips:
4 foot, $73
6 foot, $97
8 foot, $121
14 plait whips:
6 foot, $109
8 foot, $137
10 foot, $165
Two Plaited Bellies over a Twisted Taper Core
14 plait whips:
6 foot, $121
8 foot, $153
10 foot, $185
12 foot, $217
16 plait whips:
7 foot, $144
8 foot, $161
10 foot, $195
12 foot, $229
Pricing for Steer Whips
Two plaited bellies over a Twisted Taper Core
16 plait with two plaited bellies, internal fiberglass rod in length of your choice. Handcut hardwood grip.
6 foot, $122
7 foot, $139
8 foot, $156
Pricing for Amper Style
Two Plaited Bellies over a Twisted Taper Core epoxied into an exotic wood handle
6 foot, $160
7 foot, $177
8 foot, $194
9 foot, $211
Pricing for Rachel Stock
Two plaited bellies over a Twisted Taper Core with a 16 plait heavily patterned overlay unless you request less patternwork.
Twisted English Eye is standard unless other fall hitch is requested. 18" Hardwood Handle with natural kangaroo keeper and grip wrap.
This whip on average takes me 18 hours or more to make. Every portion of this whip is handmade.
the handle alone is a work of 7-8 hours, by hand, with a rasp and sandpaper.
16 plait only:
5 foot, $220
5.5 foot, $235
6 foot, $245
I strongly suggest the 5', and frankly a 6' is a lot of whip..., definitely not a 7'. This is a very heavy whip.
Another caution, it has been suggested to me by excellent whipmakers that a Stock Whip made with a hardwood handle with a finer tip (Australian Stock whip versus a Cow Whip) may break and pose a very dangerous situation if used from horseback (This is why most traditional Stock Whips have a Toheti cane handle). Taking this into consideration, I cannot recommend the use of this whip from horseback. Use at your own risk.