People have been making rope for tens of thousands of years. In fact, the oldest known example of rope might not have even been created by Homo sapiens, but by our Neanderthal cousins. Archaeologists have discovered a piece that dates back 50,000 years ago inside a cave in modern France. When put under a micrograph, its construction became apparent. The Neanderthal weaver twisted a few fibers together to create a single strand, then twisted three such strands together.
This exact construction technique, developed by a species that no longer exists, remains in use today. In fact, 3-strand twisted rope is not just the oldest rope construction technique, but the most commonly used one. Its many applications make it an obvious choice for general purpose use, as opposed to more intricate and expensive types of rope. On top of that, it is the easiest type of rope to splice, and it has excellent shock absorption.
You can find plenty of 3-strand twisted rope in a wide variety of materials here at Rope and Rope Products. We are not cavepeople — we use modern technology to create modern and high-quality products, with greater capabilities than the technique's primitive creators could have dreamed. Place an order with us today and be amazed all over again.