All 4 strand stockwhips are handmade by whip maker Reece Matthews out of latigo leather. Latigo leather is cowhide leather that is combination tanned. First it is chrome tanned, then it is vegetable tanned. Latigo is infused with oils and waxes. Techniques such as hot-stuffing, wet-stuffing, and fat liquoring have been devised to increase the amount of oil and wax the hide can hold.Due to oil/wax infusion, and its partial chrome tanning, the leather is moderately flexible, less rigid than full vegetable tans, but more rigid than full chrome tans making it perfect for stockwhips . Because of its weight and tanning process, latigo is among the most expensive cattle hide leathers. Comes with 1 tub of whip care cream and 1 packet of 10 crackers.