21 February, 2011
19 April, 2010
Step-1 you will need paracord, lighter, scissors, curved plastic buckle. In image 1 you can see a good plastic buckle for survival bracelet unfortunately it was to small for this wide bracelet, In the other images I used flat buckle which is a bit uncomfortable on the wrist, not recommended so it's only to show how to make this braclet.
Another thing it is easier to make the knots if you fuse all cord ends before starting.
Step-2 Tie the 3 cords in a simple cow hitch knot around one side of a buckle.
Step 3-13 Are all the steps you need to know. after that it's just repeating it again and again until you can fit it comfortably around your wrist.
step -13-36 just showing how to keep on with the same knot routine.
Step - 37-38 slide 4 inner cords (not 2 external cords) under the first knot.
Pull tight all the cords after sliding them into the knot, cut close the extra cord and fuse carefully all loose ends.
*** A good way to remember the steps is always start first with external right cord then second cord in from the right , then external left cord and inner left cord.
** Dont forget to cross the center cord (black cord in my example) the same way every step, if you see distortion in the knots untie one or two steps back and do it again.
At the end you will get cool wide paracord bracelet, one side will look like double survival bracelet and the other side with x between every knot.
09 April, 2010
* If you get the paracord wet it will harden the cord and shrink it. Bad thing that could happen if your paracord bracelet is allready a bit tight on the wrist is, it will become too tight for your wrist and maybe uncomfortable. If your paracord bracelet is too big around your wrist dip it in water and it will shrink to some level.
26 March, 2010
Step-1 Many objects could be used inside the knot preferably round or square but I chose to use a marble. The marble is light weight and you can get it in different sizes.
Step-2 I recommand using some sort of pointy object I chose my nail punch. Once the knot is finished the pointy object will aid you when pulling the cord to tighten the knot around the marble.
Step-6 Insert the marble in the center of the knot.
Step-12 I made a diamond knot and snake stitch but any type of finishing could be applied.
The first few attempts could go wrong - this knot needs a LOT of patience so take your time and especially the final tightening part, do it slowly and you will get a cool Monkey's fist.
In the second guide I am just showing another method of holding the cord between the fingers. It is convenient way for small marbles.
23 March, 2010
Step-3 is the most important, a bit of patience and you will master it.
Step-5 and 6 are the same just showing 2 different ways of inserting the inner cord.
The first option is to slide the inner cord into the first knot, the second option is to clip it with all the other cords then start the first knot around it.
Step-10 The clip can be removed, fuse all the loose edges and make some type of knot.
21 March, 2010
This type of knot is like the square knot it can be used as a key fob, lanyard etc. I used a plastic kitchen clip to hold the paracord for the first few knots any other method could be used also.
Step-3 Insert the inner paracord from step 1 into the first knot and tight it. Make another knot, tight it again then open the plastic clip and insert the black inner cord. Keep on with the knots.
Step-9 Cut the edges and fuse them with a lighter.
step-10 Release the plastic clip and fuse the 3 cord ends.
Step-11 Create a simple knot or decorative one.
19 March, 2010
13 March, 2010
I used it around my mobile strap and around a metal rod attached to my car key. - ie Rod could be used incase of an emergency to smash window.
In this guide I am showing the steps how to create the square knot.
Step 7- insert the inner cord into the first square knot and tight it around.
Step 13-cut and fuse 2 loose ends.
Step 14- create decorative knot or fuse it.