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28 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Perfect sized buckles for smaller paracord bracelets.Aug 31, 2011
Lately I have been getting into all things paracord, there is just so many neat knots and things you can do with the stuff. First I learned how to do a box/square weave (great for knife lanyards) then I wanted to try making a survival bracelet. I managed to figure out how to weave a cobra stitch thanks to a few youtube tutorials, so I decided to try my luck and actually make a full-blown bracelet with these 3/8" buckles. Yeah making one without buckles is easier, but its just not as practical or as good looking IMO.
At first I wasn't sure what would be the best size, 3/8" or 5/8", and it seemed people around the net use both equally. I never found a direct answer to what would work best with a cobra stitch (not king cobra), so I figured its probably safer to go smaller than end up with something too large and ridiculous looking, and I choose the 3/8" size buckles. Upon receiving my first order I quickly realized the buckles I received were NOT 3/8" buckles, but rather some monstrous sized buckles almost 1-1/2" wide at the widest point! And they weren't even contoured! So I quickly went to my account and got issued a refund and re-ordered from another seller.
I got my new order of buckles today, and I am happy to say they are the exact size I ordered, 3/8" and I received exactly 20 buckles, not one more not one less. For anyone wondering I got the right sized buckles from Perpetual Revolution, who might be one of the few sellers here on Amazon actually giving people 3/8" instead of something else. I highly recommend them if you want the right size buckles on the first try.
With that said I managed to make my very first survival bracelet today with these new buckles! I decided to go dual-color with black as the main and coyote brown on the inside, was a bit tricky getting the sizes right and getting the ends melted when I finished, but I think it turned out quite well (will post a picture soon). As for the fit on a cobra stitch survival bracelet, the size couldn't be any more perfect. The buckle is slightly less wide than the bracelet itself, so it looks spot-on in size. If you were going to be doing some bigger weaves, like the king cobra, then I would suggest a slightly bigger buckle, like 5/8". 3/8" will probably work just fine with a king cobra, but may look a bit off. But for the most common survival/paracord bracelet being made today, the cobra stitch, 3/8" is the one you want.
Oh and the buckles are actually quite strong for their size, they won't take some enormous amount of abuse or anything like that, but they are plenty thick in the areas that need it (like the part where the cord weaves through). The contour is perfect as well, not too much curve or too little, but just the right amount. The only thing that could be better is the buckles are kind of loose when attached, but really isn't that bad at all. Either way it's a wonderful product for the price, and I highly recommend buying from Perpetual Revolution if they have them in stock.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
I did not receive what was in the pictureDec 03, 2012
I did not receive what was in the picture buyer beware. What I got was some clear plastic thread rolls, like for a sewing machine.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Make Sure It's This Sized Buckle You WantMay 22, 2012
By T. Matthews
These buckles are smaller than you might think. I knew what size I wanted, and ordered these knowing they were smaller. You may not realize what size these actually are, though. They are great for bracelets, but anything more than that, they may be too small. These wouldn't work very well for watch bands or anything bigger.
7 of 9 found the following review helpful:
wrong itemJun 27, 2011
By J. Adams
Like at least one other review, I was sent the wrong product. I recieved 5/8" instead of 3/8" buckles. They are fine, but not what I needed.
To Amazon's credit, they agreed to refund the purchase price. Since this supplier is unreliable, where to get 3/8" buckles?
I'll just keep looking I suppose.
Ok, Perpetual Revolution makes a good point. I purchased from USA Imports. I thought my review would be linked to the seller. Is that not the case?
I re-rated at 4 stars. Product was ok, just the wrong item. Amazon paid shipping to return. Ordered from them again. Let's see if they send the right product.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Very Poor QualityJan 31, 2012
By A. Collazo Jr.
I was searching for some decent quality clips for survival straps. I was led astray with the quantity and price. There are other sellers that sell 50 clips for just a few dollars more. I chose these since there was only 20 in the pack so I figured they would be of higher quality. I was very wrong. There were some other reviews about the size being wrong, that is not the issue here. They are the correct size, but they are really poor quality.
Why I will not purchase these again and would recommend looking at another option.
1. They come undone with just a little pressure.
2. The first 2 that I used did not only come undone, but they split down the side.
I will be looking for some other options in plastic clips or even make the jump to the nice d-shackles that are made of stainless steel. My final comment is don't wast your money with this and just look for a better option.
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