Thanks to everyone for the replies. I haven't completely destroyed them yet, but I think I'll have the old man take them to the machine shop where he works, I'm pretty sure they have the resources and they'll be bored enough to fix'em'up. If not, I'll just use the "buck" or Siberian knots to tie it up until I can get some new straps ordered.
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