Buy American and you'll get what you pay for. If you're making a survival bracelet and plan to utilize a quick, side-release buckle get one that won't break on you. Our American-made, 3/8-inch heavy duty buckles are perfect for numerous applications and have been used in thousands of survival bracelets. The buckle measures just over 1 inch long and the 3/8 inch loop easily fits two strands of 550 parachute cord. These buckles are contoured and are perfect for a variety of uses outside of just bracelets.