Paracord Knife Handle Wrap




Introduction: Paracord Knife Handle Wrap

Hey everyone, I'm finally back and today I'm going to teach you how to wrap a knife handle in paracord

The knife I used is the MD-1BD Diving Knife, I'll give you a link at the end of the Instructable.

Step 1: Gather Materials

First, you'll need a few things:
-A knife to wrap
-Electric tape
-Alcohol wipe
-needle nosed pliers (not pictured)

You'll need around 3 feet of Paracord for every inch you need to wrap.
For example, I used 9 feet of cord (including excess) for about 3 inches of wrapping.

Step 2: Preparing the Knife (optional)

When I wrap the knife, I always like to make sure it's clean, so you can either wash it or wipe it down with an alcohol scrub.

Step 3: Covering the Knife

For added safety I put electric tape on the edges of the knife so I don't accidentally cut myself while working on it

Step 4: Cow Hitch on the Knife

This is going to be a regular cobra hitch wrap, so it will be like making a basic bracelet.

IMPORTANT: I used gutted paracord for a cleaner look and so the knife would fit into a sheath, after all it is a diving knife.

First you'll need to make a cow hitch on the knife.

Step 1: Make a loop at the middle of the length of cord
Step 2: Pull the loop through the top hole of the knife
Step 3: Pull it through the next hole down
Step 4: Run the opposite ends through the loop and pull until tight.

Image 5 is what the hitch looks like
Image 6 is the backside of the hitch

Step 5: Beginning the Wrap

Next, you'll have to push the cords through the second hole then pull

Step 6: Beginning the Wrap

Step 1: Separate the two cords
Step 2: Pass the right cord under the knife
Step 3: Pass the left cord under the right cord
Step 4: Pass the left cord over the knife
Step 5: Thread the left cord through the small loop on the right side of the knife
Step 6: Pull until tight

Step 7: Continuing the Wrap

Step 1: Turning the knife over will reveal a cleaner start and this will be less confusing to work with
Step 2: Do the exact same steps from before
Step 3: Make sure to push the braid together so it will hold more cord and provide a cleaner look

Step 8: Finishing the Wrap

After you've finished braiding the desired amount, the. you'll need to finish the wrap.

Step 1: Use the needle nosed pliers to pull the excess cord through the braid.
Step 2: Do the same thing on the opposite side
Step 3: Cut off the excess cord
Step 4: Melt the ends and press the melted end onto the wrap

Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite side of the knife

Step 9: Finished!

Congratulations! You've made yourself a paracord knife wrap. Here are a few photos of it out in the wild.

Here is the link for the knife:

If you liked the instructable please don"t forget to vote for me in the Outdoors contest!

Outside Contest 2016

Participated in the
Outside Contest 2016

Maker Olympics Contest 2016

Participated in the
Maker Olympics Contest 2016

Metal Contest 2016

Participated in the
Metal Contest 2016

Be the First to Share


    • CNC and 3D Printing Contest

      CNC and 3D Printing Contest
    • Lamps Challenge

      Lamps Challenge
    • Rice & Grains Challenge

      Rice & Grains Challenge



    6 years ago

    I did this yesterday. Just saw yours today though. There were two slots that I could weave the cord through, made for a nice smooth handle.


    6 years ago

    where did you get this knife?


    Reply 6 years ago

    Here is the link:

    Nate Barry
    Nate Barry

    6 years ago

    Great job! I've done a couple of these but next time I think I'm gonna try this.