So I was looking for a good buckle of a paracord belt, and was having some trouble finding one, and I came up with this. Maybe not the biggest fashion statement, but then again…
It is a prototype, still in the test and eval stage, but see what you think. All you need is an piece of 1/2″ aluminum rod, and a couple pins( I used 4″ #8 woodscrews, wanted the pins to be hardened steel, filed down the threads, but am not sold on them), and some tools, file, drill, etc.
Fairly obvious construction, no modification to the ‘biner, so you can actually still use it. You can make the belt( from my Paracord Belt page!) right on the pin, or slide it on from another buckle, if you can manage it with your old buckle type.
Maybe a little bulky, but it’s hard to argue with practicality, and after wearing it, I was surprised at how I forgot it was there.
For daily use, it stays together, again, surprisingly well. If you need the carabineer, it just slide it out! I’m thinking to use the belt while using the carabiner, you could use a wrap or two of cord to replace the ‘biner, but I haven’t crossed that hurdle yet.
Version 2.0 might have a smaller carabineer, or maybe some different pins.