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
-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:
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