Take one Cold Steel 54inch Sjambok remove the Kraton handle which even with my big hands I find a little bulky shorten to 85 cm over all and apply a 16 plait handle with a couple of finishing knots and a metal concho
“I used the longer sjambok specifically as its thinner and whippier than the shorter one and gives a nicer taper the shorter ones are far more cane like if shortened (although this would be a cheaper option) I wanted to keep it more in line with a traditional sjambok ….. and there is something quite sick about a hello kitty sjambok”
this is not for the faint of heart .. more severe than a cane use sparingly
In Africa, the Sjambok (Sham-Bawk) is a cattle prod, a whip and a riding crop. Unlike most western style whips, the Sjambok is not plaited from thin leather thongs. Instead, it is carved whole out of very thick Hippopotamus hide. It has considerable reach, lightning speed and is often used 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, the weight, speed and flexibility of the Sjambok’s lash does 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. Featuring a thick, beefy lash, injection molded from polypropylene, our synthetic Sjambok rivals the look and performance of even the most expensive originals. What’s more since it’s made entirely from super tough plastic it’s impervious to the elements and will never break, crack, shrink or mildew like leather is prone to do.
Sjambok is also commonly misspelt: Sjambock, Shambok, Shambock
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