buckle or diamond knot

Discussion in 'General Paracord Discussion' started by Finweaver, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Finweaver

    Finweaver New Member

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    Which one do you all use? I have only made one bracelet with a plastic buckle, but the buckle cracked quite fast so I have only used a diamond knot after that.

    If I should start to sell bracelets what does people want? Is it the fast buckle or the dependable loop and knot?

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  2. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    I've used the Diamond knot a few times but I use plastic buckles for my customers.
     

  3. Finweaver

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    Ok. I used a small buckle, it was probably too weak for a bracelet. Need to try again :)
     
  4. MrParacord

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    Also it could be where you bought the buckles from. Some buckles of the same size are thicker and some thinner. It depends on the manufacturer.
     
  5. Finweaver

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    Yea these were extremely thin. Ordered some paracord yesterday, need to make another order on buckles. Gona order some rifle swivles aswell, want to make a gunsling.
     
  6. MrParacord

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    I never tried making a rifle sling but it did make my daughter a belt earlier this year. She will be 4 years old this December.
     

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  7. Finweaver

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    That's awesome, a belt is something I need to make to myself aswell. The projects just stack up now
     
  8. Nelson

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  9. Finweaver

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    Hmmm wonder what he takes for shipment to Europe? Alot of interesting buckles there.
     
  10. MrParacord

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    Thanks.
     
  11. Finweaver

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    Got about 2k feet of cord today. Big spool of us 550 reflective orange and a mix of smaller polyester 550 packs that they were selling off cheap. Time to start tying :D
     

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  12. Finweaver

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    Yes, I'm really happy with the investment
     
  13. chuzzio

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    The ones i make for myself are all without a buckle. Diamond knot or any other stopper knot. The things i make for other people all have buckles. No idea why but they all ask for a buckle.
     
  14. MrParacord

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    I prefer a buckle instead of a stopper knot. The buckle feels more secure to me as opposed to using a stopper knot.
     
  15. Finweaver

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    The knot also tend to turn the bracelet so that the knot is on the top of your wrist
     
  16. chuzzio

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    If tied correct they are just as secure as the ones with a buckle. They do move a bit to the side. Its all personal i think. Both are good.
     
  17. Finweaver

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    They are almost too secure. If you fall and get stuck with the bracelet, the knot will break your arm while the buckle wont. So yes it is more durable
     
  18. MrParacord

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    The buckle looks more professional.
     
  19. Ready_Cords

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    This is very true. I recently tested a loop and knot bracelet by pulling very hard on it, and the knot did not come back through the loop. Same reason I'm not a big fan of wearing shackles. I want SOMETHING on that bracelet to break before my arm gets pulled clean off.