| There are a number of small manufacturers of rope . For example, one called "Cylex" is located in Deseronto Ont. less than 80 miles from my home. Another one is located near Hawkesberry Que. , a similar distance from me. Once these people have filled a 5,000 ' reel., they often have "ends" left ( not enough for another full reel). These 'ends' find their way to the market, either out the back door of the plant in short lengths to local customers or to individuals who buy them cheaply and resell them ( Flea Markets are often outlets).
Some of these "ends" may may be sub-standard cosmetically or perhaps even structurally so if you find one of these sources , it pays to examine the rope carefully.
Clare Jordan. Aragorn