Gutted vs Regular Cordage - Handmade By Heroes

Gutted vs Regular Cordage

What’s the difference between the Gutted and Regular paracord?
The ‘Gutted’ paracord bracelets are thinner as their center strands are removed so just the outer sheath remains. We typically gut the paracords for very small wrist sizes i.e. 7.5-inches or smaller. Ladies may also opt to have their bracelets made out of gutted paracord so that the band is not too thick.

NOTE: Gutted paracord bracelets have lower tensile strength: 250 lbs, as compared to Regular 550 and 450 paracord bracelets.

What kind of paracord do you use for the bracelets?
A combination of 450 pound test and 550 pound test paracords is used to create the bracelets you wear and use. We combine the cords because some colors that are available in 450 test paracords are not available in 550 test paracords.

A 550 paracord is nominally rated with a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds while a 450 paracord has a minimum breaking strength of 450 pounds.

We also use ‘gutted’ paracord for very small sizes (7.5-inches and less) and for buyers who prefer a thinner, less bulky looking bracelet.

PLEASE NOTE: We only make small sizes (7.5 inches and smaller) in *Gutted Paracord and larger bracelets (8 inches and larger) in Regular Paracord. If you want a small-size bracelet made in Regular Paracord, or larger in Gutted Paracord, please leave a note in the comments section on the Checkout Page.  

*Gutted paracords have the inner cordage removed. They are thinner, not as wide, softer and are a lot more flexible. This is normally the preferred choice for ladies.

Sizing Guide

If you're not sure how to measure your wrist, please watch this video*:

*Our bracelets are now FULLY ADJUSTABLE  and come in 2 sizes (small and large), so please use this video guide only to get your wrist measurement so you can determine if a Small or Large adjustable bracelet is right for you.




How to put on your Adjustable Paracord Bracelet 

If you ordered an adjustable NFL, MLB, NCAA, NBA, NHL, medical ID, awareness or Armed Forces related bracelet, watch this short video showing how easy it is to put the bracelet on. 


How to put on your Medicool Alert Bracelet 

Medicool bracelets are adjustable and come in two sizes: small and large.
Small fits wrist sizes 6" to 8"
Large fits wrist sizes 7.5" to 10"


How to put on your HBH Designer Bracelet

Our designer bracelets include the "Mom" Designer bracelet, designer bracelets namely Believe in your Cause, Charmed Forces, Hang On to Your Dreams, Sports Mom, Grandma Love, Sister Love, Cat Mom and Dog Mom bracelets. 

The designer bracelets are adjustable and come in two sizes: small and large.
Small fits wrist sizes 6" to 8"
Large fits wrist sizes 7.5" to 10"