My man bought me this crop for the one year anniversary of my collaring. I couldn't have been more happy. The first week of our relationship he started calling me Kitten and since then it's stuck as his pet name (pun!) for me. This was a PERFECT crop for me because (besides the kitty) the head on it is wider than you average crop so you get a much "thuddier" feel than most crops. The color is stunning and the wrap on the shaft hasn't come loose in the six months we've had it. The stitching has held up to quite a bit of abuse and the rubber on the handle hasn't gotten sticky or pulled loose. The best quality crop we've found outside a tack store!