Twisted willow whips

Two German made twisted willow driving whips, made shortly after the war. These whips have a long tradition in Germany. A 4...5ft willow pole of 1in diameter is tapered and then split into four parts. A hand part of 8in is kept solid. After rounding and smoothing, the parts are steamed and twisted together. A keeper is put on with strong, waxed twine. A single strand rawhide thong without popper is used for cracking. The right whip (by the top!) has a 4plait, selfmade leather thong instead. Both whips are from the 1950s.


Origin: Germany
Category: Driving Whips
Purpose: Coaching/Driving