April 30, 2014

Buy a Whip

Nathan Griggs is a current world record holder and has been designing and making whips since the age of 14. He originally started with the basic tube whip. Being a young lad money to buy leather was hard to come by so he improvised and made one from the inner tube of a vehicle tyre. Nathan still makes these today, they are a great budget whip that can really take a thrashing. These days Nathan makes a whole range of whips and ships to all over the world.

From the traditional cow hide Australian stock whip, to the elaborate kangaroo whips that Nathan uses in his shows and record attempts, you will not find a better whip on the market.

All whips are 100% hand made in Australia by Nathan himself, you can purchase whips from our shopping cart at www.buyawhip.com 

Whip Maintenance

Leather whips will always need maintenance. Here are a few tips to make your whip last longer, first of all never let your whip dry out. Put leather dressing on it occasionally, leather whips do not take kindly to water so try and keep your whip dry. If you do get it wet then dry it out as soon as possible with a soft cloth.

Whips are not designed to be whacked on rough or sharp surfaces, so keep your whip away from anything like that.


Always try to crack your whip on lawns, grassed paddocks, carpets or keep your whip off the ground. Do not put your whip in the sun for long periods of time. Store your whip, loosely wound, on a flat surface or hang it up as close to the keeper as possible, do not kink or wind your whip to tight.

The keeper should be nice and tight, find out how to adjust the keeper. The fall should not get shorter than 350mm long, find out how to replace a fall. Crack a whip only if there is a cracker on it, find out how to make a cracker and how to put a new cracker on. If one of the strands brake just behind the fall hitch, stop cracking the whip and fix up the hitch, find out how to tie a new hitch. Oil the wood on the handle with linseed oil or leather dressing at least once a year to stop the wood from splintering.

What is aTube Whip?

The original Tube Whip, designed and handmade by Nathan Griggs, a great hard wearing whip and fun for all ages!

The 4 plait thong on these whips are hand plaited using a recycled inner tube out of a vehicles tyre, they have a half plaited cane handle. These whips come with a spare cracker, you can also buy extra crackers on our accessories page. They are hard wearing and are great for around the farm and fun for all ages! Just choose the appropriate size you require. 
You can purchase an Original Tube whip 100% handmade by Nathan Griggs at www.buyawhip.com

Mini Stock Whip

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