Manila Rope is made from a fairly coarse fibre from the abaca plant. It makes the rope slightly rough to handle and it can give small splinters to soft hands. It is slightly stronger than hemp and more flexible and elastic. It is also very resiliant out doors and unaffected by seawater. It was for this reason that in 1864 the British Alpine Club decided that 10 mm manila hemp weighing about 75 g per metre was the best rope for climbing. This Alpine Club Rope was solely made by Arthur Beale until superseded by Nylon in about 1946. If using manila rope in a wet environment please be aware it can shrink by around 8-10% while wet. At the same time the diameter swells slightly. It will shrink most the first time it is used. Knots can be quite hard to undo while the rope is wet.
Priced per meter, no minimum order quantity. Ropes can not be returned unless faulty, as they are cut to custom size for order.
- Traditional look
- Resilient outdoors
- Generally stronger than flax hemp
- Coarse on hands
- Theatre flying lines
- Traditional working boats
- Out door handrails and barrier ropes
- Boat fenders
- Lawn edging
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