Dark Forest Designs
Elliston, VA 24087
Paracord Products
Paracord (also known as Parachute or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally
used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers
found this cord useful for many other general and extreme tasks. It is now used as a general
purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. This versatile cord was even used by
astronauts during STS-82, the second Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space

The braided sheath has a high number of interwoven strands for its size, giving it a relatively
smooth texture. In our applications we use genuine 550 Military specification paracord with a 7
strand inner core and a 550lb single strand break strength.

Todays paracord is one of the most useful items on the planet rivaled in our opinion only by Duct
Tape. It is highly considered one of the foremost items to have in a survival or outdoor situation.
Due to it's strength, and workability, we have found many applications for it and created some very
great products for you.
Martingale Collar shown here in our Canopy Knot.
For the very best in strength, durability, and appearance. The Martingale collar is similar to a choker by lying loose on the dog until pulled on. Our
collars are not designed to choke but to only be very tight.
Please measure your dogs neck tightly with a tape measure or string prior to order as these collars are non adjustable. Please put these
measurements in the comment field of the order.
Paracord Collars
With the same great knots listed above, we hand craft each 6' Leash. Every leash features a
handle and snap ring attachment point. All joints are reinforced for durability and safety. All of
our leashes are equipped to become a slip lead in seconds for emergency and rescue
The Knots We Use
The knots available to tie Paracord in are endless. These are the knots we feel give the
best appearance and strength yield. All of these knots have been extensively tested by us
on numerous products. If you have a particular knot you wish us to use, or a project for
one of these knots,  please
Contact Us and let us know.
The Forester
Strong and simple design.
4 working strands, 3/4"
wide x 1/4" thick. Single
color only.
The Timberline
Same platform as The
Forester plus an additional
working strand weaved in
for a total of 5 working
strands. 3/4" wide x 3/8"
thick. Single or dual color.
The Twin Timberline
Similar to The Timberline,
this platform allows the use
of a second (twin) offset
line to the base knot. 4
working strands. 3/4" wide
x 3/8" thick. Single or dual
The Canopy
The ultimate in strength
and looks. This platform
uses dual Forester knots
one atop the other. 6
working strands. 1" wide x
1/2" thick. Single or dual
The Vine
A small and light knot
interwoven to look like a
chain.  Perfect for smaller
animals, key chains, and
lanyards. 2 working
strands, 3/4" wide x 1/4"
thick. Single color only.
Available Colors
These are our current stock colors. All above knots available in these color
choices and combinations. Other colors are available upon request. Please
Contact Us   for additional colors.
Martingale Collar in the
Canopy Knot. 1-2 colors.
Also available in these knots.
Collar in our
Forester Knot.
1 color only.
Collar in our
Knot. 1-2
Collar in our
Twin Timberline
Knot. 1-2 colors.
Paracord Leashes
Forester Leash
(6' leash in our
Forester Knot)
1 color only.
Leash (6' leash
in our
Timberline Knot)
1-2 colors.
Twin Timberline
Leash (6' leash
in our Twin
Timberline Knot)
1-2 colors.
We use only Military
Grade High Strength
Paracord and hand
weave each product
right here in our shop.
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Forrest LLC 2008.
Paracord Accessories
Keychain Lanyards
Tied in our Vine Knot w/
Threaded end link.
1 color only

Never wonder where your keys
are again.
Long Lanyards
Tied in our Vine Knot w/
Threaded end link.
1 color only

Perfect for Knives, pens, id
tags, and more.
Survival Bracelets
Custom fitted just for you. Please include wrist measurement.
Unlike the ones found in most stores, ours features metal hardware
not flimsy plastic that is worthless in the outdoors.
Vine Knot Bracelet
Forester Knot
Timberline Knot
Twin Timberline
Knot Bracelet
The Canopy Bracelet
Largest and most durable
Survival Bracelet on the market.
More Acc. pics and info
Image courtesy of
Sharon Greene