The cord is made from specially treated paper, firmly twisted
into a 3-ply strand. There are two distinct types: One is called "Lanced
Danish Cord",which is more rope-like ;that is, you can plainly see the
three strands of of twisted material. The other type is "Unlanced Danish
Cord". The three strands in this type are not as noticable, creating
a smoother look. Boyh types are equally as strong, both are approximately
1/8" diameter, and both contain approximately 180' per pound.