I think this 7 strand thing is myth ... the military (US military in particular) use several different contractors for the same item. I think the specification for paracord is more likely to specify a breaking strain, abrasion resistance, diameter and minimum internal strands.rapidboy said:Ebay seller told me US 550 was 7 and UK was 6.
What's Joe's 9 strand ? Military issue ?
I got some from him, too.Simon said::super: And it's llllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvverly :super:
but don't let Joe know i said so .. he thinks i have a fetish
Well, I cut off a small length to use for something or other...Schwert said:I always tightly tape paracord with masking tape then cut it on a board through the tape middle. Gently flame the ends and then remove tape. No fray and no big flaming blobs.