Monday, February 04, 2008
Hiking staff paracord wrap
I used a single 20 foot length of olive drab paracord for this wrap on a hiking staff. I started with a simple 3 lead 4 bight Turk's Head knot, then did a series of half hitches, which forms a spiral as you make them(Chinese Staircase), and finished with another Turk's head. I may have to try this with one of my pool cues using smaller diameter cord.
A couple of years ago, a friend suggested I try using some knot work for motorcycle hand grips, a good idea that I just hadn't got around to trying. Something like this done with 'Type I' or 2mm cord might make a good hand grip for a bike.
One of my blog readers mentioned his walking/hiking staff had different knots tied on it(see comments) and that sounds like a good idea. So far I've just recently added one, but there's plenty of room to add more in the future.
I added another Turk's Head knot(6 Lead 5 Bight) using two passes with black reflective paracord from 1sks.com and one pass in between those with glow-in-the-dark cord from CoolGlowStuff.com.