Introduction: Replace Bulky Buckle on Paracord Bracelet.

This is a cool alternative to the bulky plastic buckles on all paracord bracelets I've seen, both online and in person. I used wire cutters to remove existing buckles from my bracelet (careful NOT to shear cord) and replaced it with the cool black, stainless-steel, low profile s-biner from Nite-Ize, I prefer the stainless steel but I also use the plastic s-biner. If starting a new project use the s-biner in place of the buckle and continue with your favorite braid technique. I think that in a true "survival" situation the stainless steel option may prove more useful than the plastic buckle. I will leave that up to the readers to offer their own views but I hope you agree. You may need a little help at first to put it on but I never take my bracelet off so it's not an issue for me. You can always ask your girlfriend to help you and make her a bracelet too. The picture "says" it all. I bought the s-biner at Auto-Zone and Academy Sports & Outdoors, of course also available online.

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Jcastellon (author)2015-04-30

im using s-biners from the same brand, but they havea lock on them. really nice, I'd recommend

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chocolate_zombie (author)2014-12-17

This is a good idea, but if it was a survival paracord bracelet (which I would assume it is, I don't know of any other kind) why did you need to cut the buckles? Couldn't you just untie the ends and make it again on the s-biner?

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Jonessee22 (author)2012-11-18

Great idea! I was curious on what size s-biner you used #.5 or #1?

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jrv411 (author)Jonessee222013-01-13

Pictured is .5 but also I use #1.

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toucan (author)jrv4112013-03-03

Have you ever used any of the #0 ones? they only make them in plastic.. :(
I went to go buy some of the SS .5's, but I thought they might be irritating when you're wearing them. The paracord bracelet I have now I've been wearing for 4 years strait, with the exception of maybe a week because of cleaning every now and then. I'm concerned the S-biner will be bothersome when typing. Do you find this true?

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jrv411 (author)toucan2014-05-08

No, I can't say I have, the carabiner has such a low profile I can hardly tell it's there.

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Captain MacTavish (author)2014-02-16

With the bulky buckles, they are suppose to be wrapped as a "King Cobra" instead of a cobra or a Solomon bar.

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darman12 (author)2013-08-20

I like the low profile and the look of the stainless steel. I actually used this method to attach mine to my wrist. I personally wouldn't want to risk any type of buckle breaking, as I always wear mine as well. I only take it off to take a shower though, I don't want to get soap in the cord, haha. Thanks for sharing.

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darman12 (author)2013-08-20

I like the low profile and the look of the stainless steel. I actually used this method to attach it to my wrist. I personally wouldn't want to risk any type of buckle breaking, as I always wear mine as well. I only take it off to take a shower though, I don't want to get soap in the cord, haha.

Thanks for sharing.

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becseb (author)2012-09-19

AWESOME!! Been searching for 3 hours for different ways to close my bracelets off.... This is the winner! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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jrv411 (author)becseb2013-01-13

Enjoy and thank you, becseb.

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jrv411 (author)becseb2012-09-20

You're very welcome. Enjoy.

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calebgeb (author)2012-09-09

I agree 5 stars

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jrv411 (author)calebgeb2012-09-20

Thank you, please share.

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mpanzer (author)2012-09-18

What a great idea! My 12 yr. old son bought one of these bracelets on a cherised family trip. He wore it all the time and, of course, the cheap plastic side release clip broke. I was looking for a way to fix it without cutting the paracord to put on a new clip. Thanks for sharing. He will be so happy.

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jrv411 (author)mpanzer2012-09-20

You're very welcome. I have a ten year old boy... at the end of the day all that really matters is being a hero at home. Enjoy!

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Denger (author)2012-08-29

Now this is a great idea, best one I've see yet for these S clips!  FIVE STARS

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jrv411 (author)Denger2012-08-29

You're too kind, Denger. I appreciate the feedback.

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mbreukel (author)2012-08-11

Looks nice!!

to make the getting it on and off part easier, perhaps if you pick a smaller size S biner then you have now, and making a loop from the begin of the bracelet with a buckle. that part(lower part at your pic) can be bend back making it easier to clip it on.
it also makes it a bit more loose, personally i dont like the tight bracelets lol