The Whale Whisker is a pole in Final Fantasy XII. In the original version it is the strongest pole, while in the Zodiac versions this title belongs to its upgraded version, the Kanya. In the original version, its license costs 125 LP. In the Zodiac versions, its license costs 90 LP and it can be used by the Monk.
The Whale Whisker derives its name from the Japanese name, which is also translated as baleen. Baleen are the many fibers that covered the inside mouths of baleen whales. Such material was used in fishing rods and sword hilts, as well in clothing and many items before the introduction of plastic, and was in high demand because of its durability and flexibility.