All of our cord comes from U.S. manufacturers that also supply 550 Cord for the military. Our Type III Commercial Grade 550 Cord features seven individual inner core strands that are cabled. The inner core strands not only serve to add strength to the overall product integrity, but sections of the core can be used as sewing thread, fishing lines, and many other survival uses. This cord is great for outdoor camping, hunting, tactical, survival bracelets and more. Our nylon material is very strong and pliable and seen as a standard “must have product” by many hunters and backpackers.