SILVERSTREAK accessory cord is manufactured from 100% Polyester using the same techniques as YALE Portland Braid. The core however is manufactured from the same fibres used in Double Esterlon which gives this cord a massive tensile strength of 2000kg. The outer cover has been tightened to give and maintain a rounder finish. This accessory cord is widely used to create friction hitches and prusik loops as it has an excellent knottable quality.
Silverstreak cord should be formed into a loop joining the finished ends with a double fisherman’s knot. The knots must be carefully dressed and then preloaded before use; each tail end of the knot must exceed 25mm in length. For traceability ensure the details on the original reel of rope are transferred onto the prusik loop.
The loop formed for the intended task must never exceed 1 meter in length on the major axis (EWL).