I got in my six spools of Kevlar thread today: olive drab, dirt brown, black, red, yellow, and orange. It's made of several strands and looks just like normal thread, maybe a little thinner than the WM polyester thread I use. The spools are small (50 yards each) and I was thinking about using it to make my tarp. I figure I can wind the bobbin with one color and sew with another color.
This stuff can't be broken by hand. It would cut you before it breaks. I had three different people at work tried to break it and all were left shaking their heads in disbelief and shaking their hands from the pain of trying to break it. I also tried to cut the thread with some standard scissors here at work and they wouldn't cut it. I'm gonna try my wife's titanium scissors at home. The only way to break the thread is to burn it with a lighter.
I am having a little bit of apprehension on even using this thread to sew with in my machine. I'm afraid that if the thread binds up while sewing it may tear up the machine. I will try a few stitches and see.
I will definitely start carrying a spool of this stuff in my pack, probably the yellow because of visibility. It would be great for fishing line, dental floss, gear repair, animal snares, trip line, etc. I swear if this stuff was bigger you could use this stuff for tarp guy lines. It would probably cut through the tie-outs before breaking.
Oh and it would be a terrific garret, JJ. Probably cut someone’s head off with this stuff.