Photo credit:https://petapixel.com/2018/01/30/story-sean-flynns-leica-m2/


War Photographer’s improvised solution turned into a timeless design.

In our design research stage, a particular historical story has greatly intrigued us: the photojournalist Sean Flynn, carrying a Leica M2 camera, participated in numerous parachute missions with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. The camera strap for his camera was improvised in the battlefield, crafted by hand using paracord and grenade pins. He used it to capture the harsh realities of the battlefield and convey them to the world. This camera has since become highly esteemed among collectors and has served as a source of inspiration for us.




Modern Functionality x Vintage Military Aesthetics

When we read about Sean Flynn using paracord to create a camera strap and using it in his photojournalism expeditions, it inspired us to create our own paracord camera straps. We created WOTANCRAFT's first paracord x leather camera strap, showcasing our classic Vintage Tech aesthetic.




Atwood Paracord 550 features

Paracord is sturdy and durable, with UV / mold / resistance. It is a practical and versatile rope that can be used conveniently whether placed in a backpack, vehicle, garage, or clothing.

The internal structure of the paracord is woven from seven inner cores, with a tensile strength of up to 550 pounds. By pulling out the inner cores, you can turn a 50-foot paracord into a usable rope that is hundreds of feet long.

Today, paracords are widely used in outdoor adventures as well as hiking, and come in a variety of colors.




Sanded-down leather edges for comfortable wear.

We specifically used the same finishing process for the leather edges as we did with watch straps. Skilled artisans use wooden edge tools continuously rolling back and forth in this process, which demands a high level of precision and exact force to ensure that every edge is equally smooth and comfortable for long-term wear.

The leather used on the camera strap and wrist strap is deliberately chosen for its thickness and durability. It is vegetable-tanned leather that meets the rugged style reminiscent of World War II aesthetics.




Different links for different missions.

If you prefer to pair each of your cameras with their own strap, you can choose the Japanese CURA Split ring style. Each CURA ring undergoes 20 hours of polishing to ensure a smooth finish. With use, they gradually reveal the copper color at the bottom, enhancing the vintage feel.

If you use a single strap / wrist strap for multiple cameras, or needs to switch between a strap and a tripod/gimbal quickly, we recommend choosing the "Peak Design Anchor Link Quick-Release" style.







Length: 23.5 cm / 9.25 inch
Width: 1.8-2.6 cm / 0.7-1.02 inch (ring end - wide end)



Tensile strength:
5kg (11 lbs)

※Due to the characteristic of brass material, split ring can deform when the strap is suddenly yanked hard.





Vegetable tanned leather

0.6 mm thick hand-stitch linen thread

Brass (CURA Split ring)

7 strand Nylon paracord



Package includes


strap x1

CURA split ring x1 (installed)

Atwood 550 paracord x1 (installed)

Dustproof bag x1

Q & A

Q: Is there warranty to Wotancraft creations?


A: All Wotancraft products have a 3-year warranty period (“CLICK HERE” for more details).



Q: How do I install the strap to my camera?


Cura Split Rings: Fit the leather part through the eyelet and rotate the ring through the eyelet.

Peak Design Anchor Links: Install the anchor cord through the eyelet, and fit the anchor into the housing.



Q: Is the leather waterproof?


A:  No, but it is water repellent for a short while. When water is collected on the leather surface, the water will eventually seep through. Just in case the bag gets wet, please take reference from the next Q & A question “Leather Maintenance”.



Q: How do I maintain the leather parts?


A: “CLICK HERE” for more leather maintenance information.



If you have any questions regarding the ordering process at WOTANCRAFT, click here for more details.

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