Classic American Whips

Handcrafted by: Paul Nolan

Picture the iconic cowboy blazing on his trusty horse through the dust and tumbleweeds in the American Wild West, gun in one holster and trusty bullwhip in the other. This is that bullwhip, except even better. The MidWestWhips Classic American bullwhip, though still as robust and rugged as its crude swivel-handled cowhide ancestors, has been refined by decades of American whipmaking experience to become one of the most functional and durable short-handle whips available to the modern cowboy (or cowgirl). These whips are available in 8, 12 and 16 plait and feature as standard an 8" handle foundation and 6x7 turkshead handle knob. Whip length is measured from base of handle knob to the end of the braiding (not including the fall or popper). Wristloop is optional - please indicate your preference in the notes section of your order. The Classic American Bullwhip is a cultural icon which will undoubtedly outlive us all, and with proper care your MidWestWhip will survive to be passed on to your grandchildren or beyond.

Classic 4ft - 8 Plait

A size best suited for high speed whipwork or the whipcracker who will be working indoors. Also an effective length for super accurate target cutting. This small bullwhip is a staple for performers around the world (for example, Travis Fessler of the Pickled Brothers Sideshow slices a flower from his wife's mouth while swallowing a sword using one of our 4ft classics).

Natural Tan

$337

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Saddle Tan

$337

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Black

$337

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Classic 6ft - 12 Plait

In our opinion, this is the perfect length of whip for a beginning whipcracker, and still also a favorite length for many experienced whip artists. It is short enough to be very manageable, but long enough to be able to easily feel (and see!) the thong rolling out into powerful and loud cracks. (MidWestWhips made several 6ft classics which were used on screen in the 2003 movie The Rundown starring The Rock, and also the 2012 film Mirror Mirror starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer).

Natural Tan

$548

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Saddle Tan

$548

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Black

$548

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$39

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Classic 8ft - 12 Plait

A good length for the beginning whipcracker who is determined to learn on a longer, slower flowing bullwhip (we recommend beginning with nothing longer than an 8ft). This length requires a large working radius and slower motion, but the beauty of the cracking loop shooting toward the popper for that extra loud BANG is unmatched by any short whip. (The 2009 and 2013 Quentin Tarantino films Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained bought our 8ft Classic American Bullwhips).

Natural Tan

$639

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Saddle Tan

$639

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Black

$639

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$39

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Note On Color Options: The standard colors are Natural Tan, Saddle Tan, & Black.
Other colors and options are also available on request, please email us for a quote today!

Classic American Whips In Action!