I’m often asked what makes a Loxley hunting whip stand out from the rest of the crowd. My fifty odd Years’ experience taking apart and refurbishing all top makes of antique whips many of which were metal lined, gives me a unique insight of what makes the very best in hunting whips.
Firstly, I was never impressed with the way top makers of whips went from split cane with a Whalebone insert or metal rod to fiberglass stocks! Then thinking about it I came to the conclusion that they never fail. I now commission fiberglass extrusions with a hole through the center so I can incorporate a metal rod for added strength.
All my hunting whips are traditionally papered up to create a tapered stock! I cut my personally selected strong leather by hand then pre-stretch it so it is always the correct tension once on the whip. I use traditional linen cord for whipping on the 10 stitches per inch keeper and I use traditional string and a two part epoxy resin to fix on the natural fall and sterilized Red stag hooks.
To perfectly compliment my whips I now use as standard the beautifully handmade whip-thongs by Diana Rowson. So now we have the perfect whip!