This is a long, elegant whip that would have probably been carried when riding sidesaddle.
It has a staghorn handle.
There are two silver collars hallmarked London 1897 and stamped "J.H.W.". The collar near to the staghorn is engraved "V.O.H-H. 24th Feb 1897". There is a dent in this upper collar.
Between the collars the whip is covered in dark tan leather with am incredibly finely stitched seam.
The rest of the stock or shaft is covered in braided linen or hemp.
It has its original open leather keeper.
The whip has a very finely braided leather thong with a loop at its end.
Dimensions : Staghorn : 4¼" (11cm) Length (not including keeper) 26" (66cm), keeper 4" (10cm), thong 39" (100cm)
Weight 159g (5½oz)
Ref : whip661
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