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In this instructable I'll show you how to wrap a knife or tool handle with para-cord. I think that a plain old circular wrap is boring so I'm going to use a cobra weave instead. I am going to wrap the para- cord around a machete handle instead of a regular fixed blade knife.

Step 1: Get your materials

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Materials: Para-cord (about a foot of para-cord for every inch of the handle)
                  Any knife/tool with a handle ( we will only be wrapping the handle of the knife/tool)
                  Scissors
                  Lighter/ Matches
 
I wrapped my machete too!
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It didn't last long. A few hours of heavy use at most. What am I doing wrong?

tranoxx2 years ago
How do you tie if off so that it doesn't unravel?
nitnit13 (author)  tranoxx2 years ago
Once both of the pieces of cord are on the sides of the handle then u simply tie any knot that you see fit, personally i like using a square knot.
jbenfield12 years ago
It'd be better if you tied the ends into a lanyard and make your piece of paracord pull double duty.
sir-zeke2 years ago
The cobra weave is not meant for this.
nitnit13 (author) 2 years ago
If it is done tight enough then it should hold with out having to be tied off.
Holy crap thats a machete right becase if its a knife it is a wee bit big. Nice instructable!!!
nitnit13 (author)  camping crazy2 years ago
Right! but the wrap itself works on most tools with a traditional handle such as this one.
This is a heck of a blade! What do you use it for?
nitnit13 (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
It is actually my fathers, and he bought and used it in Belize while traveling in the jungles there. He was there all alone and spent 4 months there.