Braided Para cord Devices with Tools Contained Therein
A paracord bracelet is disclosed which includes a blade with a loop as a handle that can be encased in the braiding to form the loop part of a closure mechanism. In a further embodiment the bracelet includes a pieces of flint formed into a solid piece to form the tab and/or toggle part of a closure mechanism. This combination of devices means that the user has a means of making a fire with them whenever they are wearing the bracelet, in addition to the paracord. In an additional embodiment a key fob is made of paracord enclosing a blade, a flint and tender. Another embodiment the bracelet includes fishing gear, including a steel cable leader set with a clasp hook, swivel, lure and other items. In the depicted embodiment the bracelet is design with the swivel and the clasp hook forming the bracelet closure mechanism.
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So called survival bracelets, belts and other similar items are well known. paracord, nylon cord or other cord is braided into a bracelet or similar item using known braiding/weaving/knotting/macramé techniques such that a bracelet that fits snugly around the wrist of an adult human contains about 8 to 10 feet of paracord in it. The bracelet allows the user to easily and safely carry this amount of cord with them at all times. Paracord necklaces, belts, dog collars and leashes, rifle slings, hat bands and other similar type accessories are also known. Basically anything that has a flat strip that can be about ¼ inch thick and about ¾ of an inch wide or larger can be made out of woven paracord. If the wearer has a need for the cord, they generally open up the weave by cutting or untying the cord at one end. The bracelets are provided with various closure mechanisms at each end to allow the user to put then snugly around the wrist, waist, etc.
The foregoing example of the related art and limitations related therewith are intended to be illustrative and not exclusive. Other limitations of the related art will become apparent to those of skill in the art upon a reading of the specification and a study of the drawings.SUMMARY
For ease of description, the present disclosure will be discussed in terms of the bracelets. It is to be understood that the term bracelet should be understood to include any of the items that has a closure mechanism to make a loop. One aspect of the present disclosure it to add useful devices to the bracelet such that the devices form part of the closure mechanism of the bracelet.
Another aspect of the present disclosure is to provide additional useful items contained inside the braid of paracord that can be used one the cord is unbraided.
The following embodiments and aspects thereof are described and illustrated in conjunction with systems, tool and methods which are meant to be exemplary and illustrative, not limiting in scope. In various embodiments, one or more of the above described problems have been reduced or eliminated, while other embodiments are directed to other improvements.
In one of the embodiments the bracelet includes a blade with a loop as a handle that can be encased in the braiding to form the loop part of a closure mechanism. In a further embodiment the bracelet includes a pieces of flint formed into a solid piece to form the tab and/or toggle part of a closure mechanism. This combination of devices means that the user has a means of making a fire with them whenever they are wearing the bracelet, in addition to the paracord.
In an additional embodiment a key fob is made of paracord enclosing a blade, a flint and tender. Another embodiment the bracelet includes fishing gear, including a steel cable leader set with a clasp hook, swivel, lure and other items. In the depicted embodiment the bracelet is design with the swivel and the clasp hook forming the bracelet closure mechanism.
Another embodiment the paracord is formed into a zipper pull, key chain fob or similar device.
In addition to the exemplary aspects and embodiments described above, further aspects and embodiments will become apparent by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts in the several views.
Before explaining the disclosed embodiment of the present invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of the particular arrangement shown, since the invention is capable of other embodiments. Exemplary embodiments are illustrated in referenced figures of the drawings. It is intended that the embodiments and figures disclosed herein are to be considered illustrative rather than limiting. Also, the terminology used herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
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The fire making ability of the bracelet 100 can be used without opening up the bracelet, meaning that it could be used any number of times and still be able to be worn as a bracelet. Further, even if the bracelet were opened up and the cord used, the user could use the flint and loop and a new length of cord P to make a new bracelet.
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While a number of exemplary aspects and embodiments have been discussed above, those of skill in the art will recognize certain modifications, permutations, additions and sub-combinations therefore. It is therefore intended that the following appended claims hereinafter introduced are interpreted to include all such modifications, permutations, additions and sub-combinations are within their true spirit and scope. Each apparatus embodiment described herein has numerous equivalents.
The terms and expressions which have been employed are used as terms of description and not of limitation, and there is no intention in the use of such terms and expressions of excluding any equivalents of the features shown and described or portions thereof, but it is recognized that various modifications are possible within the scope of the invention claimed. Thus, it should be understood that although the present invention has been specifically disclosed by preferred embodiments and optional features, modification and variation of the concepts herein disclosed may be resorted to by those skilled in the art, and that such modifications and variations are considered to be within the scope of this invention as defined by the appended claims. Whenever a range is given in the specification, all intermediate ranges and subranges, as well as all individual values included in the ranges given are intended to be included in the disclosure. When a Markush group or other grouping is used herein, all individual members of the group and all combinations and subcombinations possible of the group are intended to be individually included in the disclosure.
In general the terms and phrases used herein have their art-recognized meaning, which can be found by reference to standard texts, journal references and contexts known to those skilled in the art. The above definitions are provided to clarify their specific use in the context of the invention.
1. A bracelet comprising:
- a body formed from braided paracord having a first and second end;
- a closure mechanism for the bracelet formed in two parts, each of said part being attached to the first and second end respectively;
- at least one of the closure mechanisms being an item that is a tool usable for a task other than closing the bracelet.
International Classification: A44C 5/00 (20060101);