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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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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Nice score.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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
 

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The buckle looks more professional.
 

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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

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.
 
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