What is Paracord?

What is paracord?

Paracord is nylon parachute cord. It was first used to hold the parachutes of paratroopers in WWII.  It's a nylon cord that has been used in the military for general utility applications since the 1940's.  It's made of an outer woven sheath (in many color choices) and 7 inner twisted nylon strands. It's sometimes referred to as 550 cord because it has a  minimum breaking strength of 550 lbs. It is pliable, has a slight stretch, is mildew and water resistant, and is VERY strong. The diameter of the paracord we use is between 3mm and 4mm. We do not "gut" or remove the inner strands so you get the full strength of the paracord in your rugged rosary. 


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