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Old 03-13-2021, 08:51 PM   #1
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Talking USA Made best recovery soft shackles

Here is a short list of great USA made recovery gear companies. I hope this list makes your buying process much easier.

K72 Rope by Guardian of Bravery:
https://guardianofbravery.com/store/...KLES-c76139050

Bubba Rope:
https://www.bubbarope.com/gator-jaws-synthetic-shackles

Factor 55:
https://factor55.com/product-category/soft-shackles/

Deadman Off-Road:
https://www.deadmanoffroad.com/colle...n-soft-shackle

Billet 4x4:
https://www.billet4x4.com/pro-shackles-soft.htm

Yankum Ropes:
https://yankum.com/7-16-x-20-double-...-wll-7800-lbs/

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Old 03-17-2021, 10:14 AM   #2
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I'm sure a few will find this helpful here----thanks for sharing your findings!
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:15 AM   #3
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Here is a short list of great USA made recovery gear companies. I hope this list makes your buying process much easier.

K72 Rope by Guardian of Bravery:
https://guardianofbravery.com/store/...KLES-c76139050

Bubba Rope:
https://www.bubbarope.com/gator-jaws-synthetic-shackles

Factor 55:
https://factor55.com/product-category/soft-shackles/

Deadman Off-Road:
https://www.deadmanoffroad.com/colle...n-soft-shackle

Billet 4x4:
https://www.billet4x4.com/pro-shackles-soft.htm

Yankum Ropes:
https://yankum.com/7-16-x-20-double-...-wll-7800-lbs/
Some more "Made in USA" companies:

GearAmerica: https://www.gearamerica.com/products...ade-in-the-usa

Voodoo: https://www.voodoooffroad.com/

Masterpull: Kinetic Recovery Tow Rope - Super Yanker

ASR: https://www.asroffroad.com/uncoated-...ecovery-ropes/

BlackMountain: https://www.blackmountainat.com/prod...ck-storage-bag

OKoffroad: https://www.okoffroad.com/stuff-kinetic-mega.htm

Liftgear: https://liftgear.com/products/7-8-tko-kinetic-tow-ropes

***[did not verify country where manufactured] Monster: https://www.monsterhooksinc.com/coll...-open-eye-rope
This rope has soft shackles instead of closed eyes.
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Old 01-17-2022, 12:15 PM   #4
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Hi Everybody,

I'd like to add ChanMadeGear on Etsy and Instagram. 1 man shop using only AmSteel-Blue. MADE IN USA with USA material. High Quality Assurance and customer service

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChanMadeGe...profile_header
https://www.instagram.com/chanmadegear/?hl=en
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Hi Everybody,

I'd like to add ChanMadeGear on Etsy and Instagram. 1 man shop using only AmSteel-Blue. MADE IN USA with USA material. High Quality Assurance and customer service

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChanMadeGe...profile_header
https://www.instagram.com/chanmadegear/?hl=en
Just an assumption looking at your "shop", but doesn't look like you cater to the 4x4 community, I only see small utility shackles - what's the largest diameter rope you use?
If do make soft shackles for recovery usage, what load will they handle - Max Break Strength? If you make these to use with heavy vehicles, how were they tested to identify break strength?
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for asking!

I have one listing for 7/16(11mm) listing advertised for 4x4 recovery. The material is Samson's AmSteel-Blue. This rope specs are:

Specifications
Diameter 7/16" (11 mm)
True Diameter 0.44" - 0.46"
Breaking Strength 21,500 lb (9,800 kg)
Recommended Winch Rating 10,000 - 15,000 lb (4,540 - 6,800 kg)
Material AmSteel®-Blue Dyneema SK75 synthetic fiber

I do not test breaking strength because I don't have the resources like the big companies. I'm the DIYer who makes their own shackles and found there are also DIYers out there who need shackles but don't want to make them. It's common to DIY soft shackles for off-road. I'm like the 'word of mouth' person - 1 man shop who works with each individual's special needs/specs and doesn't care about brand names. Some people have no issues with DIYer items and some strictly stick to name brands.

Splicing rope techniques are the same for large and small diameter ropes. Even though my shop isn't particularly geared towards 4x4 off-road, the soft shackle serves the same purpose.

Like many things in the world, one item advertised in market A serves the same purpose in market B. Soft shackles serve many markets and I'm trying to work with as many as I can. Tree climbing/arborist, sailing, and camping are my current customers. I bought 7/16 to get into the off-road market.

I've made so many button knots and tapered/burried so much AmSteel-Blue that I can do this with my eyes closed. I don't take shortcuts.
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