Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another woven paracord sheath/pouch...

This one started out about the same size as the previous sheath/pouch, but I decided to try tightening up the paracord weave by working it all up towards the starting end after I had it laid out.

This actually shortened up the length by a couple of inches, before folding to secure the sides.

The side edges were brought together with a length of 1.4mm cord to form the pouch section. This reduces the amount of available space inside compared with the previous method. It made a good fit for a Victorinox Spartan or a Tinker.

I think I'm gonna try a strip of velcro sewn to the flap edge and front edge of the sheath/pouch to secure it, when I can find some. And I also need to figure out an attachment for the back of the sheath/pouch... or maybe folded back and secured as a belt loop for an open ended type pouch. Of course with that type, whatever is in the pouch is gonna need a lanyard, at least for me it would.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know, something like that would be a great project for me to attempt. I've been wanting to do something for my iPhone to attach to my hunting pack. Might just have to give it a shot.

Great projects and ideas, Stormdrane. Glad I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

Stormdrane, I stayed up til 4:00 in the morning looking at all your stuff. You do awesome work. I was wondering if you've ever tried the turks head bracelet with the boondoggle lace/gimp?

Stormdrane said...

I've not used any of the gimp strap/boondoggle/scoubidou/plastic lace for knotwork, but you can use just about any cord/string/rope material to tie any knot.

The plastic stuff is flat,so you'd just have to make sure it doesn't get twisted as you work with it, like gutted paracord.

Anonymous said...

Wait, so do you make most of your amazing things with gutted or "un-gutted" paracord?

This is what made me think of the plastic lace... http://www.bushcraftuk.com/index.php/DIY/Turk-s-head-Knot-Tutorial.html

I can't figure out what the guy is using.

Stormdrane said...

I use paracord with gutted, un-gutted, and sometimes both together depending on the project.

It's up to you on which way you prefer and how the item you're making looks when completed.

The leather strip being used in the link you posted, is flat cut lace. Leather is often cut and used in round and square cross-section shapes. The edges can be beveled and sometimes only one side of a strip may be finished while the other side is left rough.

SQUIIDUX said...

just started doing this and i am having a blast. i just want to say that your blog is a great resource for ideas. i was wondering if you were in the marines? i saw some camis in a picture and was wondering. if you are semper fi from camp pendleton. i plan on going out and buying a knot book because i find this relaxing and challenging. and that fact that you use 550 paracord is great because its easy to get here. Thank you for the time you put into this, it means a lot to teach others. oorah.

Stormdrane said...

I had asthma as a teenager, so military service wasn't an option for me. I've worn BDU type pants(like the ones you saw in the blog post) since I was a kid, and bought those particular ones on clearance for $15. I usually just wear black, navy blue, khaki, or green, but the camo versions are great to work in.

I'm an Army brat, and we lived on El Toro Marine Corps Air Station back in '88-'89, so I'm familiar with Camp Pendleton. I used to go boogy boarding down at San Onofre occasionally.

I appreciate your service, thanks for serving your country. Try to stay cool out there in the desert. Semper Fi!

Brigid said...

I don't know how you do all of those pieces so beautifully. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

those look awesome. does paracord always have to be gutted?

Stormdrane said...

The paracord doesn't have to be gutted, but the outcome would make for a much thicker and spread out weave, which would probably look alright on a larger pouch/bag.

For a smaller pouch like this one, having the long gutted section woven around the intact sections seemed to work best.

There's a thread on EDC Forums from last year, where one of the members knitted a paracord pouch. It's done like using the knitting spools, but on a large round hoop/loom, with lots of pegs. The same type that are used with yarn to make skull/watch caps.

Prime said...

That Swiss Army knife bring back lots of fond memories. In 1980 I was 11 years old and was really into gadgets. Another fond memory from 1980: the Casio CA-90 Calculator Game Watch. Got my mom to buy it for me after much prodding. Digital Invaders was the game on it. Man, life was so sweet and simple back then.

I don't think anyone can really appreciate the meaning of "Rosebud" from the movie Citizen Kane until one reaches a certain age. That purely innocent, childhood happiness that can never be reclaimed.

Anonymous said...

that paracord pouch for the Spartan looks GREAT, im very new to this world of paracord designs. could you please do a vid of how to make them? Thanks Heaps.