FAQ

How to measure my wrist? (The most important aspect)

We get asked a lot by our customers on how to measure their wrist, so here is some advice from our experts.

When measuring your wrist, stay as close to your hand as possible, like so (the circumference in the picture is 7 inches.)

When ordering, please specify the exact number on the measuring tape, we will make sure your bracelets will fit you perfectly. Please specify your wrist circumference in inches. Also specify whether you prefer your bracelet a little looser or tighter.

If you don’t have a measuring tape, use a piece of string to measure your wrist and lay the string back out on a ruler to get your measurement in inches.

How long will it take to get my ValCord bracelet?

We’ve made the process simple, once you fill out your request form will begin working with you to create your perfect bracelet. Every bracelet is handmade to each individuals style and preference. Your bracelet will be completed and shipped within 2-3 days.

How long will my bracelet last?

Your ValCord Originals bracelet is made from the strongest most durable materials found here is the USA. We use Type III 550 Paracord for our bracelets which is the industry standard. It can be pulled and stretched because it has a high static load capacity. It has a high resistance to mildew and wont rot if it makes continue contact with water. We do recommend you follow our care guide that comes with your bracelet to ensure it last a long time.

What is Type III 550 Paracord?

Paracord was originally designed during World War II for use as suspension lines of parachutes for the United States Military. While it is no longer used for parachutes, many other uses have been found by the military and by civilians. This cord is lightweight, thin (about 4mm diameter), and amazingly strong. We specialize in Type III paracord, which has a static load rating of 550 pounds.

Real 550 paracord, such as ours, is constructed with a sheath which surrounds seven individual strands. All the material is 100% nylon (rather than inferior materials seen from discount paracord vendors). The sheath alone can hold a 200 pound static load and each strand can hold 50 pounds each. Therefore, it is referred to as “550” as the static load capacity is
7 x 50 + 200 = 550 lbs.

What Colors Do You Offer?

Here is a sample of our most popular solid colors.

Here is a sample of our most popular pattern colors.

Fitting Your Bracelet

Every bracelet is made to fit you perfectly. Weather you ordered your bracelet tight or loose fitting you can still adjust the size. If it seems to tight, don’t worry, after continue use it will loosen up a bit. If it isn’t loose enough, don’t worry, it’s made from a 7 Strand 550 Paracord which means it’s able to be stretched out. Just pull on it to stretch it out. With continued stretching you will eventually be able to loosen it up.

What if I have to untie my bracelet in an emergency?

Not to worry, your ValCord Originals bracelet can be used in an emergency where you need rope in a hurry. In most bracelet you get 6 feet of paracord. The larger the bracelet, the more rope you have to use.

How long will my black coated snap shackle and black coated bead last?

Just like any other jewelry item you would buy, caring for your bracelet lands primarily on the wearer. We try to update our FAQ page regularly with helpful tips to insure your ValCord bracelet last a long time. The coatings applied to our snap shackles and beads are designed to last a long time. There are some things that can cause damage to them such as sharp objects, fire, chemical stains and wearing additional jewelry items together with your bracelet that can cause nicks and scratches. Please keep these things in mind and contact us with any concerns.

What do you use for your leather valet trays?

This premium imported veg-tanned leather is tanned exclusively for us using a tannage that produces a leather with excellent tooling and embossing properties. Our Oak-Leaf® brand carving leather is one of the finest hand carving leathers available. These sides may have occasional blemishes or brands.
Weight/Thickness: 8 to 9 oz. (3.2 to 3.6 mm)
Average size: 20 to 23 sq. ft. (1.85 to 2.13 sq. meters)

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