Karaka whips are hard working and long lasting. They are real working whips that are easy to crack. Made in New Zealand by a professional whip maker. The handle is tough, braided, synthetic strips, wound over a stainless steel core, and requiring no maintenance. The whip is made of all-synthetic material, meaning it does not need any maintenance, and will work the same in any weather. Whip length is a matter of preference, but generally shorter lengths are most useful in more confined areas (stockyards) or for use from a bike. Longer whips are most suitable for open spaces and use from horseback. All Karaka whips are black in colour. Bull whips do not have a distinct handle as such, rather just a stiffening at the handle end. Bull whip length is measured overall, whereas stock whip length is excluding the handle. Replacement cracker and rat’s tail available.