The Nipper lanyard is strong, lightweight, really neat looking and a terrific addition to an angler's arsenal. The lanyard cord is paracord, a lightweight Nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians including various space missions. Bottom line: It will not break! The swivel is a Sampo patented ball bearing stainless steel with a welded ring for attaching the Nipper. The swivel and welded ring are finished in a non-glare stealth black. The slider and cord connector are Abel machined aluminum with stainless steel set screws and clear anodized. Unlike twisted or woven lanyard cords, the Abel Lanyard Cord is highly supple, virtually unbreakable and a joy to wear in every fishing condition. With an Abel Lanyard, your Abel Nipper will be right where you need it “ at your fingertips.