|The following information is from the Warehouse 13 comic book series.|
It may not be part of the same canon or continuity as the series.
The main artifact featured in Issue No. #3 of the Warehouse 13 comic book series.
The whip transfers the wielder's will into a razor-sharp energy wave that can cut through anything in their path.
The whip was used by General Hannibal Barca of Carthage, whose's campaign to conquer Italy led to the creation of the artifact. To reach his target, him and his troops would have to cross the Alps. He refused to turn back. Even confronting Gauls, Romans, wild animals and the forces of nature, themselves; He pressed forward through every challenge. Imbued with Hannibal's enduring will and leadership, the whip was given Artifact properties.
The whip is part of Warehouse 12's lost cache, which was being transported from the U.S. to England when the ship it was in, The Halcyon, was sunk.
Viola Adair, a direct descedent of the men who sank the boat, hired dive teams to retrieve the cargo. She later sold the whip to Kaiko in Tokyo, so she could attract the Warehouse's attention. Kaiko used the artifact to decapitate four crime lords. She wanted to became the leader of Clan Akahi instead of her brother, arguing that it was her right as firstborn. Claudia retrieved the artifact from Kaiko, after Pete and Myka had been knocked out. She managed to neutralize the whip and they placed it in the Warehouse.