Type 3 parachute cord, also known as "550" or simply "paracord," is the go-to utility cordage for the US military, survival experts, bushcrafters, hunters, and outdoorsmen. Our 550 paracord meets or exceeds military specification MIL-C-5040h and PIA-C-5040 requirements. This means that you can count on our parachute cord for a consistently high level of quality and reliability.
550 paracord is manufactured using kernmantle construction. This means it has a braided nylon sheath with 3-ply nylon filler (core strands). The MIL-C-5040h Type 3 specification calls for 7-9 core strands; 5col Survival Supply parachute cord has 8 3-ply load-bearing core strands.
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