Although Black 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon is extremely similar in look and feel to the original 1050, it is not quite as strong, so it will get fuzzy as it wears. For some projects, this is not undesirable, and adds character to the piece, such as a well-loved knapsack. Regardless of what you're seeking to create, ballistic nylon can add longevity and durability. Originally created to be used as flak jacket material for WWII pilots, ballistic nylon was designed with flying shrapnel in mind, so it's very strong. Basic black with a high sheen, it can be added to any project.