In Africa, the Sjambok (Sham-Bawk) 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. Instead, it is carved whole out of very thick Hippopotamus hide. Its considerable reach, lightning speed, and devastating impact have built it 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, the weight, speed, and flexibility of the Sjamboks 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 and equipped with a soft comfortable Kraton handle designed to resemble braided leather, our synthetic Sjambok rivals the look and performance of even the most expensive originals. What is more, since it is made entirely from super tough plastic its impervious to the elements and will never break, crack, shrink, or mildew like leather is prone to do.
- Made from polypropylene with a Kraton handle
- Modeled after an African styled whip
- Great for self defense
- Weight: 13.5 oz.
- Handle: 10.75 Inches
- Tip: 0.5 Inch
- Overall: 42 Inches