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Say Hello to New Hardware

Recently, Rope & Cord has expanded its product selection adding rope hardware to the site. To the person who just uses rope as a tool by itself, the following information can show you how the addition of hardware can expand the uses of rope. Below, we’ve highlighted some different types of hardware you can find on Rope & Cord and how they can be used in different projects.Rope CleatRop…

What You Need to Know About Bungee Cord

Find helpful information about bungee cord before making a decision on what size and kind you want, and learn some interesting facts such as where and when bungee cord began and how it is made.History:Thousand's of years before bungee cords became an item, other materials and objects were used such as vines. Sap was then discovered to be useful in creating natural rubber. This newly made mate…

Paracord: What is it?

Paracord, also referred to as parachute cord, is a lightweight cord made of nylon that usually has several strands inside. Paracord was originally used for parachuting during World War II and since has evolved from a military essential to a commercial and personal tool that is used by many. Although paracord is not used for parachuting any longer, its strength and versatility has always prove…

Fun Facts About Rope

Everything from languages to objects got started somewhere...even rope! Here are some crazy bits of information that you may or may not have known about rope:Tips and TricksWhen a knot is tied in a rope, the place where the knot is created becomes the weak point:This occurs because of the rope being crushed and rubbed against itself or the item it is knotted around. The fibers become dama…

How Rope is Made

Rope has been manufactured for thousands of years. The manufacturing process has evolved immensely in addition to the materials used. From water reed and hand spinning tools to polypropylene and heavy-duty machinery, the progression of how rope is made has positively advanced its capabilities and its usefulness for the people who use them.Historically, the earliest recordings of rope being mad…

Recycle, Reuse, Restore

Manila, sisal, cotton, and unmanila are the best options for a rustic yet modern look when wrapping the outside of frameless mirrors, bottles, jars, and other "throwaways". Unmanila is resistant to many outdoor conditions and should be used for decorations that are going to be on the porch, deck, or somewhere in the yard.MirrorWrap the outside of a mirror when frame breaks by…