This whip has a handle made from a tusk (?hippo / or boar ?), there are some fine age cracks visible on the cut end of the tusk (see images). It has a gilded collar engraved "P.R. Nelson, Kemnal Warren, Chislehurst", ( this was probably Col. Percy Reginald Nelson CBE, the house "Kemnal Warren" was demolished in 1935). The collar is also stamped with the maker's mark "JH" in a diamond (J. Howell & Co., stick and cane makers).
The stock or shaft is gold coloured malacca cane. It has a good replacement stitched keeper.
Dimensions : Handle 5" (13cm), Stock Length (not including keeper) 19½" (50cm), Keeper 6" (15cm)
Circumference of stock 2¼" (5.8cm)
Ref : whip378
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