Sjambok, African Whip by Cold Steel
In Africa, the Sjambok is a cattle prod, a whip, a riding crop and a means of self-protection. Unlike most western style whips, the Sjambok is not plaited from thin leather thongs but carved whole out of very thick hippopotamus hide. With its considerable reach, lightning speed and devastating impact, it has achieved quite a reputation as a sure defense against deadly snakes.
Since the Sjambok is swung like a rod or stick and not cracked like a conventional western style whip, its weight, its speed and the flexibility of its lash do all the work and little skill is required to wield it effectively.
Today, hippo hide is pretty scarce and not commercially viable, so Cold Steel has decided to make a synthetic version of the classic Sjambok.
Injection-molded from polypropylene, featuring a thick, beefy lash and equipped with a soft comfortable Kray-Ex™ handle designed to resemble braided leather, Cold Steel's synthetic Sjambok rivals the look and performance of even the most expensive originals.
Furthermore, as it is made entirely from super tough plastic, it is impervious to the elements and will never break, crack, shrink or mildew like leather is prone to do.
The Cold Steel Sjambok is sure to be the most useful and effective whip you have ever owned.
Details of the 42" Sjambok (medium version):
- Material: polypropylene
- Overall length: approx. 106.7 cm (42")
- Weight: approx. 383 g
- Handle: approx. 26 cm long, Kray-Ex™ with extruded black plastic lash
- Thickness: approx. 1.3 cm in diameter at the tip
- Cold Steel Product No.: 95SMB
- An approx. 30 cm longer version of this whip is also available (Product No. CST-95SLB).
Shipping weight: 1.20 kg
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