This paracord is supple enough to knot fairly easily. I haven't used it long enough to weigh in on durability or strength. If I have any problems, I'll update this review. For my taste, the appearance of the cord was much nicer than I expected from the Web photo. The photo's color on my calibrated monitor is pretty accurate. The pattern is actually more difficult to see on the cord than in the photo, but that, as they say, isn't a bug, it's a feature. The indistinct pattern on the cord itself and the almost glossy finish give the cord a sort of glittering look in any decent lighting which is fairly striking. Shipping was quick (to Massachusetts). Customer service is stellar. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I called to ask about inexpensive methods for cleanly cutting paracord and got a very good recommendation which didn't involve a ParacordPlanet product (to spell it out, the customer service agent’s agenda was to give me good advice, not make a sale). A unique product and a great purchase experience.