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Paracord type III

Paracord 550 type III is the full name for the popular paracord 550. Paracord 550 Type III is an indispensable piece of rope for outdoor enthusiasts. Not surprising because you can use it for many different things. Paracord 550 type III is the perfect material to make lanyards and bracelets. On this page you will find our complete range of paracord 550 type III.

What is paracord 550 type III?

Paracord 550 is a light-weight nylon cord. The core is comprised of seven strands with a diameter of approx. 4 mm. As you might know 550 represents the tractive force of 550 pounds (250 kg). It is possible to remove the core, which is great when the cord is too thick for what you wish to use it for. Do, however, keep in mind that the tractive force reduces when you do.

Type III vs. Mil-Spec

If you research paracord you quickly learn that there are two types of paracord 550: Type III and Mil-Spec. Paracord Type III is the standard 550 paracord. Mil-Spec is paracord 550, and adheres to the set military standards. It is mostly used by soldiers and police units. The whole is a little more tightly bound than normal paracord, but also more flexible in use.

Knivesandtools paracord 550 type III

Did you know we had our own paracord 550 type III developed? Knivesandtools Paracord! Knivesandtools paracord is incredibly affordable U.S. Made paracord. We purchase our paracord directly from a U.S. Government Contractor which means you benefit from great prices. As such you purchase American quality for a low price. We ship the paracord at low shopping costs and deliver quickly.