The handle is wood and is wrapped with faux leather. The faux leather handle wrap is an elegant, soft plum color and accents the Black Rose detail and black whip strands. There is a black 5 1/4" wrist loop that attaches under the black leather hand-wrapped rose. The handle is 1" diameter and is approx. 8" long.
The whip strands are black leather and are finished on one side and suede on the other. These have the same look as the over long fringe on fancy, black, leather jackets worn for dressy occasions. They are 1/4" wide, 1 1/16" thick and vary from 16"-16 1/4" long.
The leather whip strands will last a long time with properly care. The wrist strap might break after a while and the handle wrap could stretch or come unraveled. Care needs to be taken with the man made leather accents.
The wrist band helps secure the whip to your wrist, that way neither you nor your partner need to worry about unintentional injuries from a flying whip handle. The whip strands make a heavy whooshing sound when whipping through the air, and the thud and slap of the leather against the skin was well defined and had a solid crack.
The strands are pleasantly flexible and move freely. The freedom of movement allows for a strong and sturdy sound while completing the arch. The strands do separate when hitting the flesh and will impart a sting that varies from light to medium high. The skin will tingle and sting for few minutes after each whack. These did not leave welts and the red markings were gone after about five minutes.
I have started to walk in the evenings and carry this whip with me to discourage stray dogs from coning too close to me and my puppies. I have not had to actually use it, thank goodness, but the swishing noise really gets them going in the opposite direction.
I use a mild saddle soap and conditioner on the leather whip strands. The handle gets wiped down with a clean cloth that has a slight amount of leather conditioner. I wipe the excess off with a dry, soft rag. I have a lot of leather jackets and boots, so leather cleaner and conditioner is something I always have on hand. You may pick some up anywhere that has tack for horses or sell leather clothing.
Do not get the leather wet, it dries and stiffens, causing rot and cracking to the leather. Store this whip on a nail or small hanger away from humidity, sunlight and direct heat. Condition this about once per month to keep the strands supple and soft.
There are 26 whip strands. These flow out at the bottom of the handle and go around the outer perimeter of the handle base. The strands are treated leather on one side and suede on the other. Each strand is layered with two pieces of leather that have the suede sides facing each other.
Give the gift of a Black Rose set to your special partner. The purple and black matching components and the black rose leather accent makes this a very desirable, sexy and feminine set. Remember to grab two boxes of the wrist/ankle restraint. There is only one restraint per box.