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Military inspired paracord essential

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Total Backers

$33,198
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 Introducing the Quikcord

This military inspired product is rugged, lightweight, compact, and made in the U.S.A. Quikcord is versatile in that it stores, cuts, and dispenses paracord tangle-free every time. It also comes with a built-in emergency nighttime signaling device, which can also be used as a temporary flashlight.

Quikcord is about striking a balance between organization and ease of carry for paracord. Founder Matthew Adams spent over 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. While working with paracord frequently; not only did he understand its importance; but was looking for ways to improve it. Quikcord created the quick and easy way to maximize the utility of paracord.

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Quikcord is made from a high impact polypropylene copolymer that offers excellent low temperature impact resistance as well.  Simple practicality and quality craftsmanship go into every one. Two U.S. patents. Ethically manufactured in the United States.

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BACKGROUND STORY 

One of the most common utility problem Matthew Adams and his fellow Marines had was managing paracord. The trials and tribulations with 550 cord and having to MacGyver ways to prevent the issues became cumbersome for most military personnel.

"From multiple deployments to the Middle East; along with some of the toughest training the U.S. Military has to offer, I found myself in multiple situations where something broke and needed to be fixed. FAST! Paracord was the answer but it was always a tangled mess." 

 " I started stacking my paracord with various miscellaneous items but nothing was sustainable. The feedback I got inspired me to create a tough, time saving tool that is now Quikcord." - Matthew Adams

FOUNDERS

Quikcord President: Matthew Adams

Quikcord’s President, Matthew Adams, spent over 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. He deployed twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan while on active duty. Matthew started out in the Infantry and later moved to Special Operations. He was an Instructor at Special Operations Training Group and he finished his military career as a PIG in a Scout Sniper Platoon. After getting out of the military, Matthew returned to Afghanistan as a private defense contractor. Serving in roles such as Designated Marksman and Protective Security Specialist on the US Ambassadors protection detail. Adams is stateside for good now building Quikcord.

Quikcord CFO - Matthew Fioretti

Chief Financial Officer and Lead Strategist of Quikcord, Matthew Fioretti, has 9 years’ experience in finance and corporate strategy.  He has earned an MBA and Bachelors of Science in Finance; and manages a career focused in product research, development and protection. His past entrepreneurial endeavors and business expertise contribute to a dynamic partnership with long time friend Matthew Adams. Together, they have created the future tool, Quikcord.

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Prototypes

We started off with preliminary paper sketches of Quikcord to show design engineers our idea. Eventually we leaned towards a veteran engineering team to help us develop to military specifications. We have gone through six 3D printed prototypes to conclude with this latest design. 

We also experimented with many various plastics and came to the conclusion that a polypropylene copolymer was the way to go; offering excellent low temperature impact as well as physical strength and resistance.

  • Photography within this campaign are a mix of various 3D printed prototypes. 
2017 Preliminary Design2019 Finalized AutoCAD Design

MANUFACTURING

There was never a discussion about building the product anywhere else besides the United States. We felt a moral obligation to help create jobs and support our U.S economy. We have secured all injection modeling to take place at Cardamundi in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts - servicing major reputable companies; such as Hasbro for many years. https://www.cartamundi.com/us/en

One of various machine manufacturing plastic parts

ASSEMBLY

Assembly and shipping is handled by Sunshine Village in Chicopee, Massachusetts with oversight by the Quikcord Inc. team. Sunshine Village specializes in providing employment experiences to disabled people of all ages. Experiencing the satisfaction of a well-earned paycheck, the camaraderie of a workplace, and a sense of pride in a job well done. To a higher degree; Sunshine Village creates opportunities to develop life skills, enhance social skills, improve coping strategies and increase independence. https://www.sunshine.us

HANDS ON WITH QUIKCORD

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It’s vital to us that you know how to load and reload your QUIKCORD. When done right QUIKCORD works flawlessly, and by fully understanding your gear only increases your confidence in it.

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Risks and challenges

This is our 1st Kickstarter Campaign. Learning from successful past colleagues who have worked within the Kickstarter ecosystem, we've done everything possible to streamline all of our processes behind the scenes and we are working with the same trusted manufacturer on this project that we've been working with for the past 3 years during prototype phases. We've worked out all the fine details far ahead of time as well as built-in a 2-week buffer in our delivery timeline just in case something unexpectedly occurs. And in case of any issues, we are completely transparent to our backers. Our biggest challenge would be not raising our funding goal, but we know that you won't let that happen! THANK YOU! Our target shipping dates for all backers is early February 2020. We would love to ship even earlier and we will do everything we can to make this happen. We may have added productions batches if our backers responded well more than expected, and the shipping dates will be put in order according to how early you backed, extra production units can be added for February delivery, but our goal is to get the Quikcord in all backers hands right after the holidays. Look at it as a bonus ending holiday gift!

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Quikcord for Active Duty

Purchase a Quikcord on behalf of an active duty military member. The Quikcord team will personally deliver to our dedicated men and women who currently serve our country. You give one Quikcord for 25% off the MSRP price ($27.99) Includes one Quikcord, 20 feet of paracord, and one snaplight for an active duty member.
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Quikcord - 10% off

Get Quikcord for 10% off the MSRP price ($27.99) Includes Quikcord, 20 feet of paracord, and a snaplight.
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Quikcord x2 - Active Duty

Purchase a Quikcord for yourself and one for an active duty military member! The Quikcord team will ship your Quikcord to your address; and personally deliver the other Quikcord to our dedicated men and women who currently serve our country. This rerward includes two Quikcords, two 20 feet of paracord, and two snaplights.
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Quikcord x4 Pack - Active Duty

Purchase a Quikcord x4 Pack - Active Duty for yourself and one for an active duty military member! The Quikcord team will ship you two Quikcords to your address; and personally deliver the other two Quikcords to our dedicated men and women who currently serve our country. This reward includes four (4) Quikcords, four 20 feet of paracord, and four (4) snaplights.
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$80

Quikcord x4 Pack

Get four (4) Quikcords for $20 each - that's 28% off the MSRP price ($27.99)! This package includes four (4) Quikcords, four (4) 20 feet of paracord, and four (4) snaplights.
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