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Best value Paracord UK Supplier?

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by woodmunky, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. woodmunky

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    Hey all, I'm looking to do some paracord projects, but I'm getting a bit lost in all the suppliers and was wondering if anyone has a preferred UK supplier who is good value?

    Looking for a variety of colours and not too bothered about whether it's 550 or MilTec, but want to check I'm not missing a trick with a great supplier you know of?

    Really appreciate any recommendations!

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Essexman

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    Hummmmmm. Best value? Do you mean good quality and cheap? Or just cheap?
    For just cheap search eBay.
    I use paracord for decorative knot work. Bracelets, lanyards, dog leads etc. So I prefer good consistent quality. Most of my cord I buy from wildelk.co.uk they also sell via Amazon under the same name.
     
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    Of all the ones I came across, WildElk seems quite a good brand, so good to hear someone else giving them a thumbs up I'm after good quality at best price. I'm not looking to weave a hammock, but perhaps some stick handles and a few key rings etc

    Thanks for the advice :)

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    Cheers Mark, I’m after a few feet for a walking stick handle.
     
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    I bought some from Hennie the other day. I ordered Atwood branded cord and recieved Marbles branded cord. There were a few frays, with some inner fibres poking out of the cord that had obviously got through quality inspection, so I called them.
    They told me they were both the same stuff and offered to swop it over, post free.
    For £8 worth of cord, I couldn't be bothered with the hassle, and I needed to use it.
    The cord's good stuff, looks and feels like the real deal, and I think is good value, and I think their customer service is pretty good too.
    You get to speak to actual humans as well!
    I'd buy again, despite the snags in the batch I got. I used it up for other projects and I only lost about 2 inches of cord (who needs an unbroken 30m cord anyway?). The remaining sections were good and useful lengths, so I didn't mind really. A bit odd though. I'd not come across quality issues with U.S. paracord before.
     
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    HH are great, fantastic customer service. That sounds like a bad reel of cord fell through the quality net there. HH also sell some nice paracord lanyards ready made ;)
     
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    Wild Elk have free postage, Bushcraftstore charge for postage, so it’s a bit more expensive.
     
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    I'm still using the paracord lanyard and keyfob I bought from you years ago on BB (RIP). Excellent workmanship on the knots and good quality paracord too.

    You inspired me to buy some paracord of my own to whip round the neck of my axes. Did an OK job of it, if I do say so myself.
     
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    Good to hear stuff I've made is still being used!

    I've made a few short tutorials on Instagram for paracord knotting, I'll cut n paste a link.

    https://www.instagram.com/essexman_paracord/channel/

    Not sure how well that will work on a PC as IG is set up for using via the app on a phone/tablet really.
     
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    For paracord I've always used Bushcraft store and Wild Elk - thumbs up for both.

    But, not wishing to Hijack the tread - but I will, what about dyneema/amsteel? I've always found DD to be decent VFM. Are there any other stores/places?
     
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    I use my phone to post here anyway. Don't have IG though. Maybe I'll have to join the dark side...;)
     

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