Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pineapple knot paracord boot knife handle wrap...

I wrapped the handle of this boot knife with green and glow-in-the-dark paracord, tied into a pineapple knot.

To start, I cut and gutted(removed the inner strands) two lengths of cord, about 7 feet of the green and 6 of the glow.  First tying a long 4 bight Turk's head knot with the green, then worked in the pineapple interweave with the glow cord, and went back and tightened it all up, trimming and tucking the ends to finish.

I managed to finish this project only cutting myself once, lol.  I kept the blade inside the sheath most of the time I was tying and tightening, but removed it each time I was working at the blade end, with the sheath retention strap being in the way.

I was tightening up the work when I pulled a bit too hard, and got a nice little 1/4" angled slice into the first joint of my right middle finger, knuckle side.  I'll try to remember to tape over the blade at the start next time, for safety...



11 comments:

gmcutah said...

just starting out and think your work is amazing and very helpful in my endeavors.
I use a piece of craft foam.125" over cutting edge of knife and wrap with gutted cord or tape. If sitting and working on handle end, keep knife tip away from your belly area, tip could push through foam. Scary thought.

researching hunting knives said...

@gmcutah - good point ;) thanks for the tip!

Scot Metcalf said...

You always inspire me Stormdrane just so happens I have the exact same blade. Now to see if I can pull off the wrap? Thanks Scot

Scot Metcalf said...

Hey Stormdrane how many turns did you do for starting out your l4B TH? And I'am pretty sure you just do yours over the handle? Your work is always so impressive. Patience is the key(and I lack in that department) and keeping everything straightened up as you go but on an oblong object is there any advice? You really are the Master! Thanks Stormdrane

Stormdrane said...

@Scot, I believe I started with three turns/wraps around the handle. I just tried to keep everything straight and neat and evenly spaced as I tied the knot on the knife handle and added the pineapple interweave.

Unknown said...

Hello Stormdrane.

I am trying to find a knot to secure the rung of an extension ladder to something round , like a piece of conduit or pipe. Hopefully the knot will prevent sliding from side to side as well as preventing falling backwards.

I apologize for asking you this question here. Thank you.

Stormdrane said...

@Unknown, You could use a double constrictor knot , and add a half hitch or two after for added security.

Anonymous said...

Hi stormdrane, was wondering if you could clear something up for me, how many turks head interweaves are there? I know of the gaucho/fan, the pineapple/herringbone, the Spanish ring, and the Hansen knot (can't find how to tie it though), and ive heard references to a few others (horn, casa, checker and aztec) but ive never seen pictures of them, so are they just different names for the same old things?? Thanks!

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, I'm far from an expert on Turk's head knots and their variations, just having tied some of the simpler versions and interweaves, learned from both online and book resources, and I'm not sure how many variations there are or all the names, which like other knots might have different names for a similar pattern depending on the source.

You may find much more info from the knowledgeable folks on khww.net and igkt.net forums, Tom Hall's Turk's Head books (I don't have any of those though), and mathematical and other info on the knots from online pages like those by Charles Hamel(Nautile) ) or Skip Pennock . Hope that helps. :)

Alex Panin said...

Hey, I know it has been a while, but how did you get the blue glow? I can't seem to find any paracord that uses blue glow instead of green.

Stormdrane said...

I believe that glow paracord was offered in blue, green, pink, yellow, and white, on amazon and ebay. I just bought some white and the bluish tint is how the photo came out with the cord I bought over two years ago.