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Bank Line - The Thread Exchange

Bank line is a strong, inexpensive, black twine (or cord) used for netting, bushcraft, and beading. This buying guide explains uses and specifications.
Bank Line Uses - Bank line cordage is a black polypropylene twine that is similar to tennis netting. It is exceptionally strong, sunlight (UV) resistant, and inexpensive. This makes it a favorite for: Netting, Outdoor survival packs, Snares, Whipping, Bushcraft, Hand sewing, Lashing, and Beading.
Specifications - We sell bank line in six sizes or thicknesses. As thickness increases bank line strength increases, the yards per pound decreases, and cost per yard increases. Let the thickness of the material and your strength needs guide your choice.

Size

Average Strength

Yards per Pound

Diameter

Thickness is roughly...

6

21 Lbs. (9.5 kg)

1500

29/1000 In. (0.74 mm)

3/4 the thickness of a U.S. dime.

9

44 Lbs. (20.0 kg)

1170

31/1000 In. (0.78 mm)

As thick as a U.S. dime.

12

47 Lbs. (21.3 kg)

870

41/1000 In. (1.05 mm)

As thick as a U.S. penny.

15

52 Lbs. (27.2 kg)

640

49/1000 In. (1.24 mm)

As thick as a U.S. quarter.

18

53 Lbs. (24.0 kg)

600

54/1000 In. (1.37 mm)

2/3 the thickness of a U.S. nickel.

36

111 Lbs. (50.0 kg)

290

67/1000 In. (1.68 mm)

As thick as two U.S. dimes.

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