Bullwhips are pastoral tools, traditionally used to control livestock in open country. A bullwhip's length, flexibility, and tapered design allows it to be thrown in such a way that, toward the end of the throw, part of the whip exceeds the speed of sound—thereby creating a small sonic boom. Besides being an aide to help Ranchers with livestock throughout history bullwhips have been known to have a darker side as being used as a weapon during the slave trade. These versatile tools are also used for hunting. Simon Tookoome, a Canadian Inuit and expert bullwhip handler, was known to have used one to hunt ptarmigans, caribou, and to kill a wolf. He kept the whip with him because operating a rifle was too expensive. The Whip Crackers Livestock Leather Bullwhip consists of a handle section, a thong, a fall, and a cracker. The main portion of the bullwhip's length is made up of a braided body made of many strips of leather; the number of braids or plaits is an important factor in the construction of the whip. Tied to the end of the flexible fall, is an even more flexible cotton strings called the cracker or the popper. The Whip Crackers Livestock Leather Bullwhip is perfect whether you are a real cowboy or just a cowboy at heart!