Fishbone_550Cord_Doubled One of the guys at SHOT mentioned this project to me and although its not as sexy as an unobtanium plated rifle or bulletproof combat shirt I thought you might be interested anyway. 550 cord is (rightfully) ubiquitous and this appears to be a simple, effective way to secure it. It’s the brainchild of LVPD LEO Brent Garcia and uses friction to hold the paracord in place. I could see this being an excellent piece of kit for field expediency. The only thing I wonder is if there will be any in darker colors – obviously there won’t be a huge demand for shiny stainless steel out in the field, but that wouldn’t prevent its use around tents or mixed in with personal gear.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/fish-bone-knotless-gear-tie

 

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Eleos January 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

Really cool idea! I do agree that darker colors are needed.

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fc2grimm January 22, 2013 at 7:01 am

Not to take away from the kickstarter project, but a similar product is out there:

http://www.niteize.com/product/Figure-9-Large.asp

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mos2111 January 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

I came to post the same thing. I have been using the figure 9 for some time with everything from 550 – to .25in shock cord. The only drawback is gutted 550 will sometimes slip…

These fishbones better be below 2.00 US to be competitive.

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leftoftheboom January 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

hey the comments are working

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Marc January 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Is this meant to replace the taut-line hitch?

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Broadsword January 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Marc…you anticipated my comments. The rolling hitch does a nice job. Back in about 1975, when I did construction, an 87 year-old man gave me his 4-Volume set of 'Audel's Carpenters Guides (4 books in all) . A Plethora of info re that trade. The FIRST thing I read was the section on ropes, line and knots! What an education! Still use much of that today. ALSO…any good sailing book on knots will fit the bill too.

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allen February 10, 2013 at 7:32 am

were can i get them

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Eldrick Garcia October 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Allen – You can find them at http://www.fishbonefish.com

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Eldrick Garcia October 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Allen – You can find them at http://www.fishbonefish.com

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Eldrick Garcia October 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm

David Reeder – I am brother & business partner to Brent Garcia (Creator of Fish Bone)
Please contact me, Eldrick@fishbonefish.com, I'd like to send you some of our products as a thank you for writing this article. I am just now seeing this.

Thank you!

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