Wednesday, September 05, 2007

USNSCC Wyoming Battalion and the 5th Annual Cody SOCOM Roundup

Earlier this year, LTJG Cutter, USNSCC Commanding Officer, had asked for my assistance in a paracord project for the Wyoming Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

I gave a rough idea of the monkey fist with a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet, and as you can see, they did a great job on the project. The guys made over a hundred of them and provided their creations to the Special Forces attendees of the 5th Annual SOCOM Roundup in Cody, Wyoming.

They also distributed copies of 'The Year in Special Operations' with a bag of gear and gadgets to each SF member in attendance. They were also able to distribute $15,000 worth of knives, watches, boots, navigation electronics, packs, etc... that went (quietly) home with the SF personnel.

Thanks to Mark at the Supply Captain for assisting with the paracord for the project. And special 'Thanks!' to the cadets for their hard work and support for our troops.




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support of our nation's elite warriors.

eschmunk said...

Thats awesome. Next time you get hit up on a request like this, let me know I would love to help out.

Chris88 said...

Very nice work do you make the monkey's fist first. Then work your way back to it.

Stormdrane said...

The monkey fist is made first, then the two cords coming from the fist are used to make the cobra stitch.

Miss S said...

Wow, this is so cool! And I thought lanyards were so straightforward.

xo
Miss S

Mauser*Girl said...

That's awesome! :)

cube said...

That's some intricate work. Good job.

jammy said...

Nice hobby you had,trying to make different knots in different styles so that we can make use of thread in different ways.I will read this blog to try this knot.
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Charles said...

question... how much cord went into this project?

Stormdrane said...

I believe the amount of paracord used was between 10 and 15 feet. The total depends on how large the monkey fist is and how long a section of cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet is made.

Anonymous said...

Is there a Tutorial on how to make this? I may have overlooked it? This is one sweet lanyard. I would love to see how the two are combined. Thanks!

Tommy

Stormdrane said...

There's no specific tutorial for this. You use a single length of cord to tie the monkey's fist first, and have it in the center of the length of cord after tightening it up.

Then you have two equal lengths of cord coming from the fist to loop around a key ring/clip and cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet back towards the fist.