Sunday, January 25, 2009

Add a wrap to a paracord bracelet...


I used some gutted green paracord to add this outer wrap to a black woven paracord bracelet.

13 comments:

Frog said...

Nice. I like the way you can see X's and diamonds depending on how you look at it. Like those optical illusions...
http://www.omogenia.com/photopost/data/500/6optical_illusion.jpg

brianb127 said...

That's nice SD. You continue to impress me. I get alot of my stuff from your blog. You come up with alot of good ideas. Keep up the awesome work.

Albert A Rasch said...

SD,

Impressive as usual. You have even inspired my good friend to try his hand at some knot work!

Regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
Proud Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit
Southeast Regional OBS Coordinator

Jesse said...

Nice work. I'm new to this whole knot thing and your blog is really helpful as well as the links.The web is great but in some ways it's like falling down a well. Can you recommend a good vendor for rope/cord etc.and if it's not asking too much can you explain what all the hype is about "genuine" vs "imported" paracord ? Thanks, really...

Raven said...

Just wondering if you would be willing to share the wrap technique you did with the gutted cord?

I've spent a bit of time messing with some cordage and searching what books I own but can't seem to find the wrapping.. yet I know I've done it before and will most likely feel silly when I see it (if you share).

jesse said...

Sorry about the multiple posts. I'm technically challenged.

Stormdrane said...

The Supply Captain is a good source for mil-spec US made paracord, and they also sell on ebay under the name emmado22.

There are several manufacturers of paracord in the US and abroad and they make different types of paracord as well. The Wikipedia entry is a good place to look for an explanation of types/strengths.

The most common probably used for knot work is the 'Type III' Mil-C-5040H with 7 inner strands. A lesser grade or imported version will have a lower strength and loose fibrous core instead of the stronger version, but the outer sheath of the cord may look identical, so read a sellers description carefully when buying.

Stormdrane said...

The wrap is like those commonly used on knife/sword handles, but spread out, and I only turned them around the opposite cord on the outer side of the bracelet instead of both sides like would be done on a handle/grip.

Find the center of the cord, place it under one end of the bracelet, bring both ends up around the top side of the bracelet, and turn the right side around the left, bringing the right back under the right side and the left under the left side, crossing under the back side of the bracelet and back up the sides to repeat the turning. Hope that makes sense. =)

Jesse said...

Thanks, I appreciate your help.

WesternJustice said...

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baseballfreak47 said...

First...what knot is the base bracelet? It looks like maybe cobra? Second how big is that buckle? Thank you for your great blog I do so many things of of it. :)

Stormdrane said...

The base paracord bracelet is the woven version. The buckle in this post is a 1/2" curved type from Creative Designworks.