Intro: Quick Assembly / Release Paracord Bracelet
While there are many paracord bracelet designs out there, this one offers several advantages:
- Quick assembly (50 seconds, very easy)
- Quick release (12 seconds)
- No hardware required (buckle, etc.)
- Softer and more comfortable than most designs
- No rig for assembly (temporary clips, table, etc)
- 6ft of rope
The main feature of this bracelet is the quick assembly time. I clocked myself at 50 seconds from rope to bracelet. Other designs (including quick release designs) can take 7-10 minutes to make, meaning that you tend to treat it like a one-time-use emergency only affair, and do not unravel it in the everyday applications where it could be useful.
This bracelet you would not mind quickly undoing to tie a Christmas tree down to your car for the trip home, then re-assembling it before carrying the tree into the house.
Given the features above, and the 6ft length, I would classify this as a Utility bracelet instead of a Survival bracelet. It’s there when you need it in real life, not the postulated WWIII scenario.
See video below for the bracelet in action.
Let’s begin! It is very simple.
Step 1: Starting Knot
Bring the ends together and tie a simple overhand knot. There are many more elaborate stopper/button knots, but this one is simple and does the job. Winner!
Step 2: Begin Chain Sinnet
Go to the loop at the other end, and start a doubled chain sinnet (click here and especially here for more info). Much easier to look at the photos than try to read text. This first loop is the only part you really want to get right – try to make the loop at the end as small as possible. It will grow a bit as you keep going, and it will be the catch to hold the bracelet together at the end.
Step 3: Locking End of Weave
Continue the chain sinnet weave until you have no rope left. To lock it in place, just thread the end knot through the last loop. This will keep it from unraveling.
Step 4: Finished!
Finished! Pop the knot in one end through the loop in the other to fasten the bracelet. Refer to video in introduction for how to quickly disassemble the bracelet.