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What is the thinnest paracord you can get? I have a really dainty watch that needs a new wrist band.?


Also it can only be about 1/2 inch wide.

Paracords does only come in one size. This is simply because that is how much material it takes to achieve the strength required for classification as paracord (for parachutes). There is actually no regulation for how thick it should be, but thay all end up about 4mm thick. Actual military grade paracord have 7 inner strands or 3 yarns while consumer grade normally has 7 strands of 2 yarns . Chinese pseudo-paracord normally has 5 strands of 2 yarns and are actually not strong enough to comply.

You can look at Mil Spec Utility cord which is 3/32" = 2,4mm or "Type 1 cord" which is 1/16" = 1,5mm or Micro cord which is 1,2mm.
You could also try catfish nylon cord
KentsOkay4 years ago
Instead of paracord, consider leather lace
rickharris4 years ago
If the watch is small and I guess for a lady why not use embroidery silk? It knots wonderfully well and you will have a REAL silk watch band.. You can twist the strands together to make it thicker if you need to.
Jayefuu4 years ago
Go to a sports shop and buy some climbing tat. That'd look smarter than paracord and you can get it in diameters down to 2mm. Ask for "cord similar to prussik cord but thinner" and they should know what you're talking about.

Here's a link to help, they sell it from 3mm-14mm, by the meter, in loads of colours!:
http://www.amazon.com/Accessory-Cord-Package-by-BlueWater/dp/B0001VO9EQ/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1
vince 094 years ago
ya lol para cord is all one size as far as i know but inside para cord is 5 to 7 very small white cords. and para cord is only like 1/8" line?
Re-design4 years ago
I've only seen "paracord" in one thickness.

But in different stores I've seen lots of cords that are different sized that are built like paracord.

If you live near a fishing gear store look there.  Try the hardware store.  Try a camping store.

How about the internet.  Search for "cord" or "string".
Burf Re-design4 years ago

+1
I was going to suggest he use braided nylon twine (Mason's Dry Line)
defiproducts.com/nylonbraidedtwine18.aspx