It's definitely a patch cable

I am not sure how excited I am supposed to get over a patch cable, but this is certainly a fine patch cable. The jack housing initially looks a little suspect - the jack is actually part of the metal housing rather than poking through a hole, which looks like it could be subject to bending. However I can confirm after many months it just doesn't bend, even after a bit of a knock. Nice, durable cabling and great for patching the back side of a rack setup.