Whip #23 is a 5 ft. stock whip with a half plait handle. The thong is a 16 plait in black and rust with a twisted taper core and an 8 plait belly. The stock is hickory, 18 inches long with a black and rust 16 plait handle. It has an 8 strand double-edged plaited keeper (ABoK 2996) secured to the stock with a variation of a a french hitch called a St. Mary’s hitch. The handle has a variety of fancy plaiting patterns and the knots are pineapple knots. It has a 28 inch leaded fall and a 12 inch cracker.