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Manila Rope

Made from the Abaca plant, Manila rope largely replaced hemp 200 years ago. Being 20% stronger, and much more economical than hemp, manila rope captures the imagination of people today as being quintessentially nautical and industrial. Widely used for both practical purposes and aesthetic, manila is a popular choice for everything from landscaping to industrial tool restoration.

While its absorbent properties cause it to rot faster around water than synthetic fibers, this same quality makes it a desired rope for applications where a good grip is important, as it absorbs perspiration in much the same was as chalk for rock climbers. Even with its lack of resistance to rot, manila remains a popular choice for nautical use due to its strength, UV resistance and lack of stretch.

**600ft options for 1/4" and 1/2" diameters come coiled in a box**

Popular Uses:

  • • Crafting
    • Landscaping
    • Stage rigging
    • Obstacle courses
    • Tug of war

Diameter  Minimum Break Strength 
1/4" (6.35mm)  540 lbs. 
5/16" (7.94mm)  900 lbs. 
3/8" (9.52mm)  1,215 lbs. 
1/2" (12.7mm)  2,385 lbs 
5/8" (15.88mm)  3,960 lbs. 
3/4" (19.1mm)  4,860 lbs. 
1" (25.4mm)  8,100 lbs. 
1 1/4" (31.75mm)  12,150 lbs. 
1 1/2" (38.1mm)  16,650 lbs. 
2" (38.1mm)  27,900 lbs. 



SPECIFICATIONS

Composition Abaca 
Construction Twisted 
Floats No
Absorbs Water Yes 
Dielectric No
Strength When Wet Up to 120% 
Abrasion Resistant No
Rot, Mold, Mildew Resistant No
Petroleum Resistant No
Ultraviolet Light Resistant Moderate 
Strands 3
Stretch No
Creep No
Made In Africa Yes
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