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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by PaleHorse » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:44 pm

King cobra is just another cobra stitch on top of the first one.

If you make the inner core 6 strands instead of 2 strand you can avoid doing the king cobra stitch.

The king cobra bracelet I made, according to my coworkers, makes the bracelet look to big and girly.

The cobra stitch over 6 strands works well with a 3/4 inch buckle
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Post by PaleHorse » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:30 pm

Finished the hatband. 25" Hat band from approximately 35 feet of paracord. ZS black and white. It is a single cobra stitch over 6 strands of paracord. Looks a bit weird on the boonie hat. I need to finda cowboy hat it would look good on.

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Post by Gunny » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:39 am

Guys this thread is for BOB stuff. Threads/topics like this belong in Other Gear or another appropriate forum.

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Post by blazeben » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:42 am

Now will they find out it got moved? lol
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Post by elricfate » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:00 am

PaleHorse wrote:Finished the hatband. 25" Hat band from approximately 35 feet of paracord. ZS black and white. It is a single cobra stitch over 6 strands of paracord. Looks a bit weird on the boonie hat. I need to finda cowboy hat it would look good on.

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You should try a flat braid for a hat band, it looks much nicer.

And the cobra braid on my boonie hat is a loose cobra, not a tight one.
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Post by blazeben » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:29 am

EDIT Twin posted.
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Post by blazeben » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:23 am

Well I think I'm going to start a new one post when done.

:EDIT: DONE
I made two this time.
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How do they look? I know I have not ended it well I don't plan on it till I get one right. How does the King Cobra look?
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Post by ninja-elbow » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:56 pm

Blazben - general rule is 1 foot per inch. Also factor in buckle. Better to have more cordage than less.

I have 9" wrists. I make my bracelet (cobra stitch) dual colored. Inner (the base Porteguese sennit) is 8" (9 feet of cord). The outer (cobra stitch) is still 8" long but I use about 10' of cord due to the width. The buckle adds 1 inch to the radius. 9" radius fits my wrist snug.
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Post by elricfate » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:42 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:Blazben - general rule is 1 foot per inch. Also factor in buckle. Better to have more cordage than less.

I have 9" wrists. I make my bracelet (cobra stitch) dual colored. Inner (the base Porteguese sennit) is 8" (9 feet of cord). The outer (cobra stitch) is still 8" long but I use about 10' of cord due to the width. The buckle adds 1 inch to the radius. 9" radius fits my wrist snug.
Exactly how mine was put together. I just ordered some of the contoured ones from ITW Nexus, and some more of the Whistle buckles. Let's see what I can get done!
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Post by elricfate » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:04 pm

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Post by Y.T. » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:46 pm

btw, this looks super neat. great job.
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Post by DrGonzo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:22 am

I used that site to make this band for my freshly camo painted cowboy hat for the Pac NW ZS Campout. I believe there is about 30 ft of paracord on my noggin.

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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by ninja-elbow » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:08 am

elricfate wrote:
ninja-elbow wrote:Blazben - general rule is 1 foot per inch. Also factor in buckle. Better to have more cordage than less.

I have 9" wrists. I make my bracelet (cobra stitch) dual colored. Inner (the base Porteguese sennit) is 8" (9 feet of cord). The outer (cobra stitch) is still 8" long but I use about 10' of cord due to the width. The buckle adds 1 inch to the radius. 9" radius fits my wrist snug.
Exactly how mine was put together. I just ordered some of the contoured ones from ITW Nexus, and some more of the Whistle buckles. Let's see what I can get done!
Heh... I got the free samples from them and now I am addicted to the contoured buckles. I did my first baraclete with a contoured buckle I salvaged off an old bike helmet and now I have about 8 more to work with. I have some of the whistle ones too.

For those interested in 'fancy-work' aka decorative knots try Stormdrane: http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Reading his blog brought out my years of buried fancy-work skills from my sailor days. I started by wanting a bracelete and now I have folks offering me up to $25 for dog collars.

I'll post some pics of my work later if y'all are interested but it's the same as Stormdrane's. I suck at monkey's fists though.

That's some good work by all of you though. :)
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by E » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:06 pm

elricfate wrote:So yes, as a general rule, I paracord wrap the handles of all knives that will be used in the field, and any other tools (pry bar, shovel, etc).

I've found that my knot skills aren't up to par, but my fiance is pretty dexterous. I had her screw around a little bit tonight and she actually found that she has a natural talent for the cobra stitch. Below are two things she did for me tonight. She fixed up my boonie and made the bracelet from scratch... Thanks, ITW Nexus, for the whistle buckle.
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Post by kir » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:16 pm

Never have done anything like this before, so I tried making my own today. Using about 8ft of paracord, I chose a simpler weave and this is what I ended up with. I can wear it as an ankle bracelet under my work clothes. =D

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Post by ninja-elbow » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:03 pm

Kir: 4 strand sennit/braid?
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Post by kir » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:13 pm

Um, forgive my ignorance... if by 4-strand you mean, did I use 4 strands? Nope, it's one single strand of paracord.

The stormdrane post I used was: http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... celet.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Using the linked youtube video as my guide.

Since I was having a hard time getting the loop on the end, I braided it part way and then started over but this time with the loop wrapped around a pencil to keep it uniform. I wasn't sure how to tie off the other end so I'm not sure it matches what they have. I also used a match to melt the other strands that tie off through the loop.

It was so easy, only took about six or seven minutes once I got it going. I'm thinking about making a bunch more and giving them out to friends and family.

[edit] This how it looks tied off on the ankle. (OMG, did I just take a photo of my leg and post it on the cybertubes? This isn't even off-topic! *diesofshame*)

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Post by ninja-elbow » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:38 pm

Oh, der... that's a tight chain sennit. Good work Kir. :D
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Post by Erik » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:08 am

We need a tutorial on how to wrap knife handles and such with PC.

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Post by elricfate » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:36 am

Really? A tutorial?

I thought wrapping handles was the easy part of using paracord for funsies. I'm at work but I'm sure someone can google us one up. There's several easy ways to do it.
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Post by ninja-elbow » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:39 pm

We need a tutorial on how to wrap knife handles and such with PC.
I could do one next week sometime (maybe even two different styles) but I am sure someone else here could beat me to it.

Regardless, I'll do one or two next week - if somebody else starts the thread I'll add to it. If no one starts one I will. Just kind of booked my free-time through Sunday.
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Post by elricfate » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:54 pm

I used this exact tutorial when I handle-wrapped my first knife.

And this one was good for a regular style wrap.
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Post by kir » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:21 pm

Thanks for those links elricfate. This is turning into kind of a new obsession for me. =D
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Post by elricfate » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:46 pm

kir wrote:Thanks for those links elricfate. This is turning into kind of a new obsession for me. =D
Which is why ALL the tools and knives I use are handle wrapped. :D
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