Favoured weapon of the junct society sime.
Householding simes do not carry whips and are considered cowards by general sime society. (Source: House of Zeor Ch 3)

(Source:  Index card file, HOUSE OF ZEOR)  Whips, with inlaid or jeweled handles used by both Raiders and ordinary simes.  Not all travelers had whips.  Zeor members go unarmed.  Raiders and other juncts call them cowards because of this.  Leather, long supple whip curled on a belt.