Step 3: Make the First Knot

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.
<p>Haha wow I'm actually from Belize.</p>
I wrapped my machete too!
<p>It didn't last long. A few hours of heavy use at most. What am I doing wrong?</p>
How do you tie if off so that it doesn't unravel?
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.
It'd be better if you tied the ends into a lanyard and make your piece of paracord pull double duty.
The cobra weave is not meant for this.
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!!! <br>
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?
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.

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