Paracord: Handcuffs




Introduction: Paracord: Handcuffs

 This is one of the first knots that i learned and has been a lot of fun to teach friends because it is very simple and anyone can do it.

The handcuff knot i am about to show you can be used for many things like playing around and joking.
I do not not suggest you use this to tie up a actual criminal and am not responsible for what happens if you do so.

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Step 1: Materials

 For this knot, all you need is about 2" of Paracord. (size varies by person)

I used about that for this project

Step 2: Make Your Bites

Next you need to flip one part of the rope behind and one over in front. to create two small bites

Step 3: Pass Bites Over

 Next, on the right bite.
Pass the side closest to the left bite over top of it so that the right bite lays on top of the left.

Step 4: Pull Bites Through

Next, pass the right bite under the left and the left over the right.

Easier seen then explained, see video for better visual

Step 5: Pull Tight

To pull the knot tight, pull on the upper parts of the bites.
To make the holes bigger for hands to go through, pull on the lower.

Pull on the strings coming from the bottom to tighten.

If nothing is in the loops and you pull on the strings, The knot will release itself.

Step 6: Video

This is a Personal video i made to help show it

i found this video that does a great way of explaining it

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    7 Discussions


    6 years ago

    I use a figure eight knot to tie off the ends it's super strong and can be untied no matter what the strain


    9 years ago on Step 6

    this is the method i use for tying my shoe laces
    always surprises someone when they notice how i tie them 


    10 years ago on Introduction

    It is a shoelace knot.  It makes one of the best handcuff knots there is.  Once you apply it, you have to do something with the loose ends to keep from pulling them back through.  If the cuffs are behind the person, a square knot usually works at least for a little while. 


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     yes, it works great. i usually would use a reef knot to tie the other ends


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     if the person was a criminal i would use a punch to the face to stop the ends from slipping back through. then finish it up with a quick string of cobra knots.