This bullwhip is composed of machine braided synthetic rope loaded with lead shot, extending from a poured-lead weighted handle. The combination of flexibility and weight makes for easy cracking. Unlike many types of nylon bullwhips these synthetic whips are UV resistant and will not stretch appreciably. Synthetic whips are rough and ready partners to our leather whips. Get this whip wet with no worries, water cleans it. The fifteen inch butt foundation is wrapped with a nine inch easy grip handle. The thong is eight feet. The seventeen inch fall is long lasting, the five inch crackers may be replaced if needed by our own crackers. Colors are Black or Wasp (yellow and black.) Made in New Zealand.