Category Archives: Antique Whips

Vintage & Antique Horse Riding Whips & Crops

Hunting Whip Thongs & How to Attach Them

Googling “How to attach a hunting whip thong” can yield some interesting results and is probably better not attempted in a public place. There are instructions on various websites but my inability to think in 3D makes them difficult to … Continue reading

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Beagling Whip Hospital

    This little beagling whip came from an online auction. It had looked great in its photo. And indeed it has an antler handle well carved as a hound’s head ( complete with the surprised expression that the dogs … Continue reading

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African whips

Several years ago I had an interesting whip, it was black and made of a length of wood or vine, the three branches of which twisted around each other. It can be seen at http://www.sportingcollection.com/whips/w174/w174.html. I had bought it as … Continue reading

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Lacebark Whip from Jamaica

I bought one of these whips years ago at the sale of the contents of Dr Potter’s Museum of Curiosities at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. It was an extraordinary sale, full of natural history specimens and ethnographic objects … Continue reading

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Hunting Whips & Crops for men or women

Hunting whips or crops are generally sold as “ladies” or “gents”. Indeed I have catalogues from the 1920′s & 30′s which sell them as such. From time to time I am asked what the difference is between them. I guess … Continue reading

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Silver Whip Revisited

A while ago I posted pictures of this whip on my facebook page. I was hoping that someone could identify it, but didn’t have any luck. I bought the whip at auction with some silver filigree buttons. A visit to … Continue reading

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Swaine Whip Selling for Charity

An ultra-short post to say that The Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust, are selling an antique silver mounted Swaine hunting whip on Ebay : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220761784528. Please take a look at it and their website, I mentioned them in a previous … Continue reading

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Antique Racing Whips

          Next time I find myself cringing at the sight of a neon pink riding whip or a crystal encrusted browband perhaps I should reconsider. “Bling” has been with us in the horse world for quite … Continue reading

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Unusual Sidesaddle Cane

  The Swiss Army knife of sidesaddle canes ? The handle of this cane is both a spur and a hammer (sometimes known as a locksmasher – although it looks a bit dainty to smash many locks…). I had seen … Continue reading

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Whip construction

This whip has a beautiful silver handle & collar, decorated with cast coiled serpents. Unfortunately the covering of the shaft or stock has suffered some damage. Looking on the bright side – this does let us look at the construction … Continue reading

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