This item may be available in a different size, colour, scent, version or platform. Click below to be directed to product options:
100% Nylon, with seven strands removable twisted inner strands, each comprised of three ply twisted inner strands
Certified MIL-C-5040H TYPE III Paracord which is stronger and more reliable than "commercial" Paracord
200 feet on easy carry tube
Made in USA and certified to meet Specification: MIL-C-5040H TYPE III
SGT KNOTS is a Veteran Owned Business
Step aside, imitators: true military grade or "mil-spec" paracord, MIL-C-5040H TYPE III / TYPE IV is finally available to the public. There's tons of 550 paracord available out there, and many consumers-as well as many manufacturers and distributors-think they're all the same. Slapping a "military grade" sticker on the outside of the package doesn't make it so, though. The handbook of guidelines 550 paracord must adhere to before it can be approved for use in the US military is 20 pages long, and it covers every step of the manufacturing process to ensure the most effective, consistent, and reliable use in true life-or-death situations. No matter what other paracord packages say, most of what's available to the public is commercial grade paracord-still useful, and still reliable, but not up to Department of Defense standards.
Mil-spec paracord not only has to have a specific chemical composition, but each individual strand of yarn has to be wet-shrunk at high temperatures to prevent unwanted stretching and maintain strength. These are just the beginnings of the stringent requirements for true military grade 550 paracord.
SGT KNOTS military grade paracord is available in Black, Camo Green, Coyote Brown, Tan, White, Red, Military Camo, International Orange, and is sold in shrink-wrapped tubes or wrapped on a cord winder -the best way to ensure your paracord travels with you tangle-free and ready for quick deployment. Whether you take your paracord hunting, fishing, camping, or for any other situation or application, the military grade paracord supplied by SGT KNOTS-a proudly veteran-owned company-will always be up to the task.
(7 Strand - 600LB) 200 feet on a tube
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
SGT knots cords, both type III and IV, have both come exactly as described and perform very well. Their type III is one of my favorites, and type IV I'd rank as second only to Tough Grid's. All of these American made cords are of excellent quality and I don't think you can go wrong with any of the top brands you can find here on Amazon (and they are the top for good reason). I like SGT Knots for higher end projects and actual use in the field, as it comes already wound on a winder or spool so you're not spending the first several minutes after opening trying to untangle a hank. Other brands larger lengths come on spools, but SGT Knots 100' type IV came already on a winder. Not needing to untangle the hank doesn't matter much when using as a project cord, but the undelayed deployment in the field is important.
This cord has 3-ply core strands with one color-marked core strand. I unspooled it to measure the length and it was over 200 feet, all one piece. I have returned at least five 100' sections of alleged mil-spec paracord from Amazon that all had 2-ply core strands.
buy the 11 strand. Actually had to use this last weekend. broke down on the trail, removed the wheel and used this to tie up a log for a makeshift "sled" so we could pull the truck back to safety. broke a ratchet strap doing this, but the paracord held the weight just fine! This is another thing you buy hoping you never have to use it, but once you do, it better not fail.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.