Price is for one (1) 4mm diameter, 4" long medical grade stainless steel (no stains or discoloration). NOT FLIMSY ALUMINUM LIKE COMPETITORS FIDS! (typically shipped in 5-10 business days)
When I started doing parcord knot work, I struggled through quite a few knot projects (inclulding my first long turks head hiking staff handle wrap) using nothing more than needle nose pliers for paracord tools. I knew there must be a better way, and of course there was. A fellow knotter I met online sent me a custom made "fid", or paracord needle. I can be seen using this fid in my How To tie the Turks Head Knot YouTube video. Shortly after posting this video, I was inundated with requests about the fid knotting tool! It took about a year before I found the perfect 550 cord lacing needles to offer my customers. These must-have knotter's tools are available in two styles, steel and brass fids. Each type was personally selected by me for being uniquely suited for different knot tying purposes.
I prefer the steel fids for forming looser knots like the manrope knot (see video below) as they are shorter (3.75") and have a more pointy tip than the brass. I use 4 steel fids a time, one on each working end to speed up the work (no need to constantly remove and reattach the fid to the working end of the cord). The brass lacing needle is best for knots that get tighter while you are working them, like a long Turks head knot or when using a jig to tie a turks head knot. The longer length (5") gives prying leverage and the flatter tip makes it easier to get it under cords.
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Posted by Steven Asch on 11th Aug 2015
The 4mm x 4" size is perfect for splicing cord and lacing where the 5mm is just a bit tight and prefer the SS to alum.
Posted by Kurt Steinke on 11th Mar 2015
I had hoped to use this to make loops in the ends of paracord by threading it back through its outer layer (a technique commonly used with rope and synthetic winch cables of similar construction), but the outer layer is too tight and/or the fid too large a diameter for that. The paracord attaches easily to the fid and it should work great for knotting, etcetera, if that was what I wanted it for.
Posted by Linda on 4th Feb 2015
I am very pleased with my purchase. Thank you
Posted by Lauren on 13th Jan 2015
I am so happy with my fid I received. I tried every method before learning the Manny Method (Which was taught perfectly in the Youtube video). I looked EVERYWHERE trying to find one, and even had my boyfriend weld one but it was too big. I was a little leary about buying from a site I haven't heard of before not knowing if it was a scam or not, but I definitely made the right decision and couldn't be happier. I can now start up my business knowing that the quality of my creations are great quality all thanks to one tool. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Posted by Jerry Bemis on 10th Dec 2014
Great fids for a great price, best price I have found yet. They are of high quality and smooth just like you need them to be. I wish I hd order more and will in the future as soon as I figure out what other types I need. Thank for a well finished product.
Posted by dann bramley on 2nd Oct 2014
When completing a paracord project, the fid is essential to the final product.
Posted by RP on 13th Aug 2014
Perfectly machined, smooth & polished surface, perfect tip and internal threading.
Posted by Rob Fish on 9th Jun 2014
I bought four of these fids, and I have yet to bend one. These steel fids are far superior to the aluminum ones. A great buy.
Posted by Lee on 4th May 2014
These are a must have .makes it so much easier to get your work done ,don't know what I would do with out these .
Posted by Dave on 2nd May 2014
I am very impressed with the quality these fids. I have use cheaper fids in the past that do not hold their threads or bend and even snag and destroy cord. All my issues have been resolved with these fids!
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