(as of Jun 10,2021 04:49:17 UTC – Details)
The story behind SGT KNOTS begins with Mike Shelley. After serving in the Marine Corps, Mike started a simple website selling custom paracord keychains and bracelets. At the time, paracord was the military’s best kept secret.
Mike was shocked to discover how difficult it was to find paracord online, but even more shocked when his products began flying off the shelves faster than he could create them. The need for accessible, high-quality paracord was obviously out there, so Mike “SGT KNOTS” Shelley set out to make it happen.
As SGT KNOTS grew and branched out to new products – ropes, twines, cord – Mike saw a darker side of the rope supply industry. Suppliers masquerading as manufacturers and manufacturers using deceptive production techniques to cheapen products. The Marine Corps holds honesty and integrity in high regard. Mike knew SGT KNOTS would need to bring these values to the market.
Through years of trial and error, Mike built close relationships with reliable, top-quality American and international manufacturers that couldn’t get into big-box retailers, but that plenty of DIYers, boat owners, farmers and ranchers, and businesses wanted. An online marketplace was the obvious solution.
From humble beginnings, SGT KNOTS has grown into a global depot with a steady stream of products shipping from around the world. SGT KNOTS utilizes both international and USA-based factories to manufacture the highest quality products available and bring them to market at the best possible value.
SGT KNOTS is now the leading webstore for all things paracord, rope, twine, and more! Through their ever-growing network honest manufacturers, SGT KNOTS can source any order, from small personal use supplies to custom bulk savings packages.
If you need a rope, cord, twine, or cable and you don’t see it in our current offerings, let us know and we can get it to you. That’s a SGT KNOTS promise.
What is Manila Rope?
Manila is a type of fiber obtained from the abacá plant (a relative of bananas). It is the strongest of the natural fibers.
SGT KNOTS cuts out the middle man by importing shipping containers full of manila rope directly from suppliers in the Philippines. The result is the best possible quality at the lowest cost.
Pros of Manila
Cons of Manila
Not UV Resistant
Not Water Resistant
Organic Mineral Oil coating causes unpleasant odor that dissipates over time.
1/4 in – 3 in
1/8 in – 1 in
3/16 in – 1.5 in
1/4 in – 2 in
3/16 in – 1 in
10 ft – 600 ft
10 ft – 600 ft
10 ft – 600 ft
10 ft – 600 ft
10 ft – 1000 ft
Indoor / Crafting
Indoor / Outdoor
I love it!
Made an ottoman with it and I absolutely love it! Purchased 3 times for the job and each time I had to start a new section it matched seamlessly! Dries well no issues with mold so far. – Amazon Customer Jul 12, 2019
We bought the 3/4” for a hanging swing bed in our outdoor patio. A 50’ length was perfect for 8’ pergola ceilings times 4 ropes. It did have a bit of a smell, but we didn’t care about that because it’s outdoors anyways. This rope was perfect for what we needed it for! – Julie Aug 19, 2019
Rope worked well for my plan
Nautical fence on seawall – Amazon Customer Jul 24, 2019
Worked great for my craft project
Worked great for my craft project – Michelle M. Apr 22, 2018
Diameter : Metric : Tensile Strength : Safe Load
1/4-Inch : 6 mm : 540 lbs. : 45 lbs.
5/16-Inch : 7.9 mm : 900 lbs. : 75 lbs.
3/8-Inch : 9.5 mm : 1,215 lbs. : 100 lbs.
1/2-Inch : 13 mm : 2,385 lbs. : 200 lbs.
5/8-Inch : 16 mm : 3,960 lbs. : 330 lbs.
3/4-Inch : 19 mm : 4,860 lbs. : 405 lbs.
1-Inch : 25 mm : 8,100 lbs. : 675 lbs.
1.25-Inch : 31.8 mm : 12,150 lbs. : 1,012 lbs.
1.5-Inch : 36 mm : 16,650 lbs. : 1,390 lbs.
2-Inch : 48 mm : 27,900 lbs. : 2,330 lbs.
3-Inch : 76 mm : 57,600 lbs. : 4,800 lbs.
COMMON USES – With a 3-strand construction, Manila rope is made to survive the most rugged and performance-demanding environments. It is ideal to be used for railing, wrapping pier posts, rustic-looking outdoor decoration, art and craft projects, etc. Due to its strong composition and durable design, this all-natural rope is easy to cut to size by wrapping with tape and cutting with a sharp knife.
HOW TO STORE – The Manila natural fiber rope can be kept in any place around the house or garage with good ventilation. Dry areas work as the best place to store this large brown rope. It can also be stored in a shed or backyard. Keeping the rope covered will increase its life-span.
OIL-TREATED DURABILITY – Manila rope is produced in the Philippines. During production, cordage oil is applied to the fibers so it can be twisted into rope. The oil produces a smell that dissipates over time. In high humidity climates the smell will take slightly longer to fade away. This rope is primarily recommended for outdoor applications.
ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS – While Manila is wonderful for many applications, it can’t be perfect for every situation. If Manila doesn’t suit your needs, SGT KNOTS stocks alternative natural or brown ropes. For crafting and indoor projects consider Jute Rope or Sisal Rope. For a heavy duty rope project that requires resistance to more extreme environments, consider ProManila or UnManila.
SIZE SPECIFICATIONS – We have every size and length combination to suit your cordage needs. The brown twisted rope comes in pre-cut lengths of 10 feet, 25 feet, 50 feet, 100 feet, 200 feet, 300 feet, 400 feet, 500 feet, 600 feet, and 1200 feet. The thickness of manila ropes can also be chosen from diameter options of 1/4 inch, 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1.25 inches, 1.5 inches, 2 inches, or 3 inches.