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Paracord - how do I tie a....

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by StonePaw, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. StonePaw

    StonePaw Loaded Pockets

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    Started my first small paracord project yesterday - it's addictive! :p

    I'm always happy to find step-by-step instructions in the internet so I thought I make one about my little lanyard project too and share it with you :)

    Paracord - how do I tie a...

    ... Chris Reeve style lanyard (snake knot)

    First get yourself some paracord (about 16in/40cm)

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    Snake.Knot.1 von StonePaw auf Flickr

    Then follow the photo story

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    Now just pull the two ends down and carefully tighten them

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    Snake.Knot.5 von StonePaw auf Flickr

    Repeat until you can't get further ;)

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    Snake.Knot.6 von StonePaw auf Flickr

    I would love to see some more photo instructions for tying paracord here - anybody?
     
  2. squid86

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    Paracord is very addicting. I might just have to post up how I made my fast deploy bracelet.
     
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  3. jujigatame

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    Two Strand Footrope Knot

    1) Cross the ends as shown, just like tying a shoelace.
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    2) Take the right side end and cross it under the two standing parts in the middle.
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    3) Take the left side end and put it under the end you just brought over from the right.
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    4) Now take that left side end, cross it over the two standing parts in the middle and then through the bight on the right side.
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    5) Take one of the ends and slide it up in between the strands at the top of the knot.
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    6) Do the same with the other end.
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    7) Now pull with even force from both sides and the knot will begin to take shape.
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    8) Continue pulling until tight. You may need to work some slack out to get all of the faces even. The end result will look like this.
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  4. StonePaw

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    Awesome instruction!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    So the big brother of the Two Strand Footrope Knot would be the Diamond Knot, right? ;)

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    DiamondKnot von StonePaw auf Flickr

    How to tie a Diamond Knot:

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    Diamond12 von StonePaw auf Flickr
     
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  5. nuphoria

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    Great thread, great pics.... thanks guys :cool:
     
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  6. chas353
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    I'm going to have to try those, see if I can get them right.
     
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  7. Here Comes The BOOM

    Here Comes The BOOM EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Nice tutorials Paw [​IMG]

    Is that a back-lock I see on the British army knife btw?
     
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  8. Joeprez

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    Very nice thread!
     
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  9. mbakes

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    Great thread! Now to order more paracord.
     
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  10. Cobra4246
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    Thanks for the step by step pics very helpfull
     
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  11. Fusilier

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    Tagged for interest. Nice knots and great photos.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  12. StonePaw

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    Thanks - glad you all like it :oops:

    Yes it is ;)
     
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  13. metropolicity

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    Had to make a quick lanyard for my 4" widgey. Decided to show you guys how I tie mine. Takes no more than a minute. It's also self tightening and is symmetrical.

    Take a length of cord. I think this was 16-18"

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    Feed both ends through the hole.

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    Run the cords parallel and pull them so that there is about 4" on the end side.

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    Start doing a Walker knot, but include the loop end as the 'core' of the knot.

    http://www.atwoodknives.com/home/16390018.php (Matthew Walker Knot how to)

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    Swing the ends around to finish up the knot.

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    You'll need to fidget with the knot a bit to make the X line up, once tightened the Walker square knot should surround the loop end of the lanyard. This will allow for the knot to act as a built in slide to cinch around the prybar/tool

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    If you've done this right, you should be able tighten the knot into a final tight state and cut the ends. Seal these with heat right away and best if you can melt them a bit and squish the end.

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    That's it. As with everything, this can be done in about a minute with practice and to almost anything with a hole big enough to pass two thicknesses of cord (however thick the cord is too!)
     
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  14. Fukurai
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    Fukurai EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Nice thread, good to find some common knots :D
     
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  15. chas353
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    Where do you guys get your paracord from, I bought some Black cord at a ArmyNavy store and doesn't look as full as the cord I see on here. Mine is a little lumpy in spots and seems a little thin.
     
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    To avoid derailing thread (search is a pain because it automatically omits "where" and "buy"); link is here for purchasing or here for trading.
     
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  17. chas353
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    Thank you, didn't mean to derail anything.
     
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    Awesome thread! Gonna have to try these
     
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