Despite its name, this lanyard bead has nothing to do with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The owners of the German brand Pure EDC have a very special sense of humor when it comes to product descriptions. The fanciful descriptions of many of the Pure EDC products are solely based on fictitious stories. For example, the four cut-out slots of this bead allegedly refer to the date of signing of the treaty (April 4, 1949).
The bead is CNC machined from raw brass and is exclusively made for Pure EDC. The hole can fit two strands of 550 paracord.