NA Tactical Paracord Accessories
The Finishing Touch
A big part of a lot of the pieces we make is the finish. From making sure the hole the is bored through the primer hole is smooth and won't hitch paracord to the joining of the single calibers to make the join as unnoticeable as possible when you look at it, to the finish.
The finish refers to that final look you want the bead to have, we offer five at present. we do not paint our beads, we think it takes away from the patina the brass will gain. Brass is a great metal to work with and reacts in different ways to heat, polishing or immersion in solutions. That being said each of the five finishes will change and patina with time. Current finish options are;
Plain Polished : after the bead is assembled it is cleaned with brass cleaner to remove dirt, polishing compound to clean out any imperfections ( possibly even some 1000 grit sand paper) and jewelers rouge to give it a high shine. Like all brass it will patina, but with a little Brasso you can keep it gleaming.
Wearability: please note that because of the clean smooth surface any ding or scratch is easy to see. Like all brass it will patina, but with a little Brasso you can keep it gleaming. An upside is the bead gains character through all the dings and patina it gathers. If you are are handy with a Dremel tool you can pick up a jewelers rouge kit and polish dings out.
Brushed: once assembled the bead is treated with several grits of sandpaper to give it that look of having brush strokes in the surface.
Beads we have completed
On either side there are pictures of custom beads. These were made from bullet casings that were sent to me with a request to have them made into beads, why? The client and his father were avid shooters, yet never shot together. On one occasion the pair planned an outing and shot together for the first time, some of that brass came to me, we sent back what is pictured here.
Sometimes having a .45 Auto bead is cool, having a bead from the first hunt with your child....well you decide. We charge $17.99, price includes shipping, to make a custom bead, we will discuss the type with you first to ensure we get the best result.
$7.99 each, price includes shipping.
Have it tied into a knife style lanyard free with purchase
$17.99, includes shipping, each available in .44 Magnum, .45 Auto and .50 pistol. Custom beads are same price as single caliber.
The Ballistic Barrel Bead is a made by combining two brass casings. This is either done by cutting and pressing them together, like the Hybrid which is made from a 9mm and .40 caliber casing.
The other is single caliber beads that are made by cutting and milling out two casings of the same caliber and fitting them together. These come in .44 Magnum (Dirty Harry), .45 Auto (The Colt) and .50 caliber pistol (Triple B). Finish choices are polished, brushed, heat colored and brushed and heated. Heating brings out a reddish and blue tone in the brass. Also, the brass ages and gains a patina of its own, picking up it own character with time. Click on the button below to purchase and I will contact you with in 48 hours.
Makers of custom paracord bracelets, items and brass casing ballistic barrel beads