Three Strand Unbleached Soft Cotton Rope


Size: 6 mm
Sale price£1.48 GBP

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This is a very softly laid rope making it very comfortable, pliable and tactile to use. It is occassionally still used as jib or main sheets in traditional dinghies but nowadays it is mainly used for display and fashion purposes. Aerial artists appreciate its soft feel so the 30 mm diameter is often used for Corde Lisse techniques. The rope will take dye very easily and can be flameproofed with the appropriate solutions. The larger sizes can be used as barrier ropes. The rope that Arthur Beale stocks is hand made in Britain and it has a much softer lay than many imported ropes. We stock it in convenient 25 m coils but we are now also able to order lengths of the 6 mm to 12 mm diameters up to 220 m. We can supply longer "hard lay" cotton rope to order. Also available to order in black or red in 25 m hanks.

Main Features
  • Very soft
  • Very pliable
  • Very stretchy
  • Natural colour
  • Stronger when wet
Main Uses
  • Decorative
  • Barrier Ropes
  • Corde Lisse
  • Halters and leashes
  • Bondage
  • Rope needing to be dyed
  • Traditional dinghy sheets
  • Lanyards
Breaking Loads

Due to the handmade nature of these ropes they are not supplied with breaking loads. However, a sample test on the 24 mm and 30 mm diameter revealed the following results: 

24 mm Soft Lay Cotton Rope with Spliced Thimble Eye – proof load applied 500 kg with no problem – Breaking point 1,600 kg

30 mm Soft Lay Cotton Rope with Spliced Thimble Eye – proof load applied 500 kg with no problem – Breaking point 2,500 kg

These are only guideline results which some clients may find helpful. All lifting operations should be carried out by a competent person

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