Monday, December 08, 2008

What a clever idea!

It's a survival tool! It's a bracelet! It's a dessert topping!

I like the one in black with the stainless shackle. That's just awesome looking.

(H/T to Walls Of The City.)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the bondage model so I can hang myself from a tall tree.

Linoge said...

I have no proof, aside from the proprietor's word, that they are donating 10% of their proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project, but even without that, I consider these little accessories to definitely be win-win - they look fairly decent, and they are undeniably useful. Works for me.

Anonymous said...

Want.

reflectoscope said...

Ooh shiny. While walking down the street wearing one seems a little mall-ninja to me, wearing one actually out in the woods is a pretty decent idea, especially with that shackle rather than the plastic clips. Jim.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

I'd get one of those if they made an 24" necklace version, which would unwind to about 100' of paracord. Heh.

Kristopher said...

Yep ... the first thing that hit my dirty little mind was making emergency japanese bondage porn ....

Brigid said...

Cool! If you had a tube top made like that, you could scale Everest with it!

global village idiot said...

The clippy thing is neat. The few I made in Iraq were held fast by a trouser button with the center gouged out and the nylon melted to it. A loop knot at the other end furnished the place for the button to go.

It was something respectable to do with your hands in a circumstance where boredom is your constant companion; however, I desisted when one soldier said they looked a heck of a lot like the friendship bracelets his daughter made with her BFFE.

Shoot, we just made 'em out of scrap 550 cord. $25 apiece?! I'm in the wrong line of work.

gvi

ExistingThing said...

Doing a full weave fits a LOT more paracord.

GreatBlueWhale said...

Got one on the way, and if you ask, I think Kurt would be happy to do the 24" necklace for you, OrangeNeckinNY.

Kelly said...

Having made some of these in the past, I definitely recommend having one, and I definitely suggest buying one like these (that have the clip on them) if you aren't inclined to make them yourself. I was asked to make one as a dog collar once, and attaching the buckle was quite a bit more trouble for me than the way I usually made them close. But it was also a better way to do it, as far as the finished product goes. So I'd probably buy one before making one again.

Side note: When buying the paracord for some of the ones I made, I said I needed three yards. The lady cutting it informed me they only sold it by the foot. I wanted to cry.

fast richard said...

They say their rifle sling has 80' of paracord. That's the most expensive 80' of paracord I've ever seen that wasn't part of a parachute. I'm not quite sure what to make of the whole macrame' for tactical tommies concept. I've never done more than a simple daisy chain to make paracord more manageable for packing. I'm also a little concerned that some of the pictures look like the paracord has been gutted, though I guess for a "pretty" pink bracelet it doesn't really matter.

Andrew said...

Cool! If you had a tube top made like that, you could scale Everest with it!

Sure, but it'd get chilly... :)


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Kaiju Images said...

For what he wants to charge for them it would be better to make your own in about an hours time.

Tutorials:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-paracord-braceletwatchband/ (Personal favorite)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wide-Paracord-Bracelet/

Suppliers:
side release buckles: http://www.itwnexus.com/
Paracord: http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=19

Stainless Steel Shackles at Home Depot

Total cost for a woven bracelet with a Stainless shackle- apx $4.00

Plus you have the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself.

Just my $0.02 and is not meant to denigrate survivalstraps.com.

Heck Tamara, email me your wrist size and whether you want a woven or knotted band and I'll hand deliver or mail one to you since I live in Indianapolis.