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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by cosine, Apr 15, 2006.
Nice cord, Chris!
nice....you got it totally figured out!
try to use a pecan as a core....the oblong shape is pretty cool to fiddle with [not for long term use...just if you get bored...]
Here's a king cobra stitch paracord bracelet I made with some pewter skull beads added to it.
Tried another one where I sewed the pewter skulls on.
Just tried out this idea today. A Maglite Paracord Grip. The maroon is on my 18 year old 3D cell Maglite, and the black/olive drab is on my new 3 watt LED 2D cell Maglite. The grips can be slid on/off, but are tight enough that they won't slide off on their own. The maroon is one 15 foot piece of cord with just the two ends to trim off and melt, and the black/olive drab is done with about 15 feet of cord between the two colors.
Good looking stuff there, SD. I've got to learn how to tie that knot.
Here's a wrist strap I made this morning with some thin Type I paracord(foilage green - from the Supply Captain). The knife is my Spyderco Salt I.
What was the shipping cost on that paracord from Supply Captain? Also, how bright is that foilage green color?
The cord is $4.50/hank(I think it's 50 feet). They ship Priority Mail, $4.20 up to the first pound, and go up from there on weight. The foilage green is darker than olive drab and has a gold tracer thru it. They also have it in white and OD green. I like the cord, but since the diameter is much smaller than 550 paracord, it means a lot more work in the amount of knots tied and can be harder to work with for folks with large hands. That's about 14 feet of cord I used in the wrist strap.
Nice work as always SD.
This one is what I like to call the JFBF (Jumbo Fat Boy Fob). It was designed by Gander_Man at CPF.
Double Twist in desert camo and maroon.
You can see the size difference in the Type I paracord on the left and 550 paracord on the right.
You guys are good, but, one question, after you make them how do you get the knife or whatever on the loop?
Take some inner strands from paracord and run them through the loop. Then, use the inner strands to pull the loop through the lanyard hole.
And if you really want to go artsy, add these to your paracord "whatevers" ;D
A 'tactical clone wrap', 6 feet of type I paracord twist wrapped on a AAA clone LED light, or as my mom called it, 'a flashlight cozy'...
Nice. I'd say that looks like a Chinese Staircase.
On second thought it looks more like a Cobra Twist.
Alternatively seen it called coachwhipping or coxcombing.
Paracord geeks unite!!
Beware! Knot-tying can turn very rapidly into a full fledged hobby (on top of lights, knives, guns, etc.).