The lasso is made from stiff rope so that the noose stays open when thrown and so that it is easier to open the noose while on horseback.
- 20 feet
- 1 lbs
- Natural fiber
Rope was invented Circa 26,000 BC. Although the use of the lasso itself is difficult to confirm, the lasso was most likely used to assist hunting, domestication of animals, and slavery.
As a weapon, the lasso is thrown with the intent of the noose catching around the opponent's neck. If the user is on horseback, sufficient force can cause a hangman's fracture and crush the trachea, although it is more likely that the victim will be strangled or trampled by other horses while being dragged behind the user's horse.