Paracord Rock Sling (No Jig Needed)




"Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David." - 1 Samuel 17:50. The sling is a very old and extremely useful weapon that has slain even the mightiest of foes. I hope that this Instructable will give you all that you are looking for. Please leave a comment I love comments, tell me what you would like me to do, and if I don't know then I will find out. Or just leave feedback.

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Step 1: Materials

1. 12 feet of paracord (NO PARACORD JIG NEEDED)
2. Lighter
3. Pliers
4. Scissors

Step 2: Cutting and Tying

Cut about twelve feet of paracord and seal the cut end. Now tie a knot about 36 inches from one end of the paracord (you choose which end). Then go 2 feet from that knot you made and make a loop, make sure that the cord without the knot goes over the cord with the knot like in picture 6. Now take the cord without the knot and make another loop like in picture 7. Now you have to adjust the knots so that the knot is right under the two loops, pull on the loop that has the knot, now you have a knot that is bigger than the other so you have to adjust it so that both are the same size. Just pull on the loops until they are even. Now that you have your two loops take the string without the knot and pull it over the top of the strings to the other side. Now the pattern, take the cord without the knot and pull it over the top of the first knot(on the left side) and then pull it to the right, following the this pattern under, over, under, like in picture 9. Now do the same pattern on the right side to the left, over, under, over, under and just continue with that alternating pattern.

Step 3: Tying Continued

If the pattern is continued correctly then you should get something that looks like the pictures. Continue until there is almost no room left. Make sure it is nice and tight. Now take your sling and your pliers and stick your pliers through the weave at the top just under the final weave and put the string without the knot in between the the pliers and pull it through. You are almost done. Take the two loose strings that you will use as handles and tie a loop at the end of the longest string, and take the shorter string and tie a knot at the end to use as like a kind of grip that is easy to release. Now you are done. Congrats if you did everything correctly then you should have a really cool looking paracord rock sling !!!

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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    This is extremely difficult to follow. How about a video instructible?

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    Really hard to understand your instructions on this, have you read through them and followed them exactly yourself ?

    1 reply

    I actually made one, figured out how to do it, and while I was making a second one I tried to describe what I was doing. Sorry for the confusion, will post video as soon as possible.


    4 years ago

    Does the initial knot serve a purpose? If it does, can it be removed following completion? Also, can you do a quick description of its proper use?

    2 replies
    Street-Wise Irish Creak

    Reply 4 years ago

    If you mean the knot that we tied in the beginning then yes you can untie this one, it is just used as a measuring tool.