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Payment Methods

You can use standard credit and debit cards to make payment on our website: VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS. We use the latest secure server technology to ensure transactions are safe. We do not store credit card numbers. We use PayPal to process transactions, even when payment is made on our website.

You may also make payment on the PayPal website, using your account or via guest checkout.

FREE Buckles Offer

50 free buckles will automatically be added to orders with 10 or more lengths of paracord. Any length and any type of cord qualifies except samples. The free buckles will not show in your cart or at checkout, but will automatically be added as we pack your order for shipping.

We usually send 3/8 inch black for the free buckles, but may send other sizes and colors depending on inventory. If you want a particular size or color, mention that in the special instructions field as you check out and we will try to accommodate your request.

See our charts showing paracord sizes and buckle sizes

Read our policies on shipping and returns

Paracord Lengths

We sell more 100 ft hanks than any other size and so we stock them more heavily. When you look at a particular cord, the system defaults to the 100 ft length. From a category index, if you simply add a cord to your shopping cart you will get the 100 ft length.

Shorter and longer lengths are available for many cords. Use the dropdown or click to a product description page to see if other lengths are available. If you choose a different length, the system will adjust the price. If you increase the quantity for a cord, you will be ordering multiple cords of the chosen length.


We offer 4-inch samples of many cords. If a sample is available, it will show as an option on the product details page. (If we have the cord on a large spool and cut it to fill orders, a sample is available. If we buy it in pre-cut lengths we can't snip off any for samples.)

We charge 50 cents per sample and they ship for free. If you want to identify a particular color or cord type, and you have the time, order samples to be sure you like the cord before you order in bulk.

Cord Softness/Stiffness

We buy cord from several different manufacturers and each has unique qualities. Most of our paracord has a nylon sheath and nylon inner cords and feels soft and flexible.

One of our manufacturers uses a poly sheath and nylon inner cores. The poly sheath feels stiffer and rougher. It has the same breaking strength (550 pounds) but it melts a little differently. The ends can be melted and joined, and it can be joined with nylon/nylon cord, but you need to get use to using it. The first three digits in our model numbers identify the manufacturer.

167- designates the manufacturer making the poly/nylon cords. If you like that style, chose cords with model numbers beginning with 167. If you dislike the feel, avoid those cords.


We offer hundreds of different colors. We try to make our photos show true colors. They are pretty good but not perfect. There may be slight differences in color from one dye lot to the next, so the same cord may be slightly different in color from order to order.

We buy similar colors from multiple manufacturers, and some use the same name. So, we may have 4 different cords named Navy Blue. Those cords may be somewhat different in color, even if they have the same name. If you find a cord you like, note the model number so you can re-order and get the same cord. (The model number will be unique, even if the name of the cord is not.)

Color preferences are subjective. We get countless requests to match colors and that can be very difficult. We do our best but do not guarantee results. “Teal” may mean different hues to different people.