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.

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