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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.
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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)
                  Lighter/ Matches

Step 2: Open up your para-cord and find the middle

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Open up the para-cord. Find the middle by holding the two ends in one hand and stretch the whole rope out. Then the opposite end of the two loose ends is the middle point of the para-cord.

Step 3: Make the first knot

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Put the middle of the para-cord under the end of the handle closer to the blade. Once that is done, take the right side of the rope and make a loop over the handle as in the 2nd picture.  Then take the left end and put it under the handle and bring it up into the loop. Pull it tight and then you have your first knot.

Step 4: Continue the knots

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Use the left side to make the loop and make the knot all over again. Continue the pattern and keep switching the side that makes the loop.

Another way to find the side which needs to be the one making the loop is to find the bump that is made on either side and that is the side that needs to be making the loop.

Step 5: Finishing touches

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If you have any slack left such as in the picture you should cut it using scissors. Then melt the ends using matches. Add any other things that you want to. For example I tied the ends in knots.

Step 6: The finished product

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Now you have a good grip on your knife or tool so it won't slip out of your hand when you are using it.

The picture is what my finished project looked like.
I wrapped my machete too!
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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.