3.5" stainless steel, round-end paracord lacing and stitching needle, also known as a "fid". The smooth, round-end prevents the needle from snagging as you weave your paracord project. The back end of the paracord lacing needle is hollow and threaded to securely hold the paracord.
To attach the lacing needle to 550 paracord, simply melt the end of your paracord with a lighter and form it into a point before it dries. Then you can twist the hollow end of the fid/lacing needle onto the paracord. The threads inside the fid will bite into the melted end of the paracord and hold it securely.
By Dave W. (Liverpool NSW, Australia) on 01 Apr. 2019 (3.5 IN 550 Paracord Lacing Needle Fid) :
Fid for 550 paracord
This fid does - in fact - work with 550 cord if you simply cut the end of the cord at an angle - melt it and then thread it into the fid. We sell hundreds of these to satisfied customers who use them with 550 paracord.