Mystery cord

dmonn

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Location
Mequon
Anybody recognize this? I checked the usual suspects and can't find it. The white, tightly braided cord is the single strand core. It's outside the cover because I pulled it out to try something that didn't work. It seems like it could be decent hitch cord, and maybe spliceable.
 

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Jonny

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Location
Buffalo
Ice Tail maybe.
Is it heat resistant? Try melting the end of a strand or two and see if it melts or just scorches.
 

Jonny

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Location
Buffalo
So that “core” is nothing I think. Might help keep the hitches a little less flat, but I think it makes it easier to manufacture. Can wait for more advice to make sure, but pretty sure you can pull it out and throw it away.
 

Jonny

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Location
Buffalo
Makes sense I suppose, but my opinion is the big attraction of hollow 12 strands is how easy it is to splice with very little tools.

I got an Icetail eye and eye. Hated it for a climbing system. Probably ok for a lanyard, but I use it for progress capture on MA. Flattens really easy and grabs hard, doesn’t like to release for descending. Maybe a different hitch.

@GregManning the clarity and detail on those pics is outstanding. Something fancier than a cell phone camera?
 

GregManning

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Location
Chardon, OH
Makes sense I suppose, but my opinion is the big attraction of hollow 12 strands is how easy it is to splice with very little tools.

I got an Icetail eye and eye. Hated it for a climbing system. Probably ok for a lanyard, but I use it for progress capture on MA. Flattens really easy and grabs hard, doesn’t like to release for descending. Maybe a different hitch.

@GregManning the clarity and detail on those pics is outstanding. Something fancier than a cell phone camera?
Camera was Apple Cell phone 6 Plus
 

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