- Break Strength: 750 lbs
- Elongation (percent), minimum: 30%
- Length per pound of cord: 165'
- UV and Mildew Resistant
- Suitable for use with Parachutes
- MADE IN THE USA
- Conforms to military specifications MIL-C-5040H and PIA-C-5040
- Marker strand: green and white
Why Buy This Cord?
This type of paracord is tested up to 750 lbs, unlike the more common 550 paracord. 5col Survival Supply only sells paracord made in the USA by a factory that supplies nylon cord and parachutes to the United States Military. Factories supplying nylon parachute cord to the US Military are required to undergo periodic inspections to ensure product quality. Every day American soldiers trust their lives to this paracord, and that means that you can too.
Other manufacturers supply commercial paracord with 7 core strands (2-ply). 5col Survival Supply sells paracord you can rely on for anything from camping to emergency survival situations. 5col's Type 4 cord has 11 core strands, each of which is 3-ply.
This is true military-specification cord, conforming to specification MIL-C-5040, Revision H, Dated 3/17/1994 as well as the Berry Amendment 10 U.S.C. 2533A. The manufacturer's Certificate of Conformance is available upon request. You are also welcome to visit the Defense Logistics Agency website and look this cord up by its National Stock Number (NSN): 4020-00-071-3531 .
This is nylon cord with 11 core strands. The specification mandates that true MIL-C-5040H Type 4 cord have 11 core strands. Each core strand in 5col's paracord is 3-ply. One of these strands is the designated marker strand, with a different color yarn. This marker strand acts as an identifier for military parachute riggers. Should one of the parachute lines fail, the riggers will know which factory it came from.
Every survival kit should have at least 100' of this cord. It's a popular item for braiding--use it to make rifle slings, belts, bracelets, lanyards,etc. Some people even use it with parachutes, if you can imagine. In a pinch, you can remove the inner strands for use in smaller projects. Even without its core strands, the braided nylon sleeve has a break strength of 300 lbs.
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