A great survivalist knows how valuable a paracord bracelet can be in a survival situation. This double-wide cobra bracelet allows you to carry multiple feet of paracord around your wrist at all times. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to make your own.
Double-Wide Cobra Paracord Bracelet Tutorial
A paracord bracelet is a great survival tool for any prepper – not only does paracord have a ton of uses, but it is also incredibly durable. I’m a huge fan of this Micro Fish Pod paracord tool. The double-wide cobra paracord weave is made from two small cobra braids side by side, allowing you to carry even more paracord on your wrist without being too bulky. I’ll show you how to make your own in the tutorial below – and be sure to scroll down to the video to watch how it’s done.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Three strings of paracord, 10 feet each
- Side-release buckle
- Paracord jig
- Tape measure
Step 1: Measure your wrist and gather your materials.
Hook the top and bottom buckle pieces to your paracord jig, then measure your wrist to determine how much paracord you will need. For reference, my wrist is about 8 inches in circumference, so I’m using 10 feet of paracord per color. I have two 10-feet strings of light grey and one 10-feet string of dark green. You may need more or less, depending on the size of your wrist. (It’s definitely better to have too much paracord than not enough. Check out these other paracord projects you can make with your leftover paracord.)
Tip: When you measure your bracelet, be sure to include both ends of the buckle in your measurements.
Step 2: Loop your first paracord string through the buckle.
Fold your cord in half, then make a loop with the right strand. Insert the loop into the top buckle, then pull the cord strings through.
Step 3: Loop your second and third string through the buckle.
Repeat the process you did in step 2. Loop one string on the left of your first string, then do one on the right side. In total, you will have three strings side by side.
Step 4: Begin to braid your paracord.
This is 2 cobra stitches, side by side. After each set of braids, the center braid lines are swapped from one side to the other. This holds the 2 sides together. On each side of the buckle, you have 2 core lines and 2 braid lines.
How to make a double-wide cobra stitch:
- Take the outside braid line and pass it behind the 2 core lines.
- Pass the inner braid line under the outer braid line, then up and over the core lines and through the loop made by the outer braid line. Tighten that knot.
- Now, on the same side of the buckle you have to do the mirror image of the first knot. Loop the inner braid line behind the core lines.
- Then pull the outer braid line behind the inner braid line, over the core lines and then through the loop and pull tight.
- Now do the same set of steps on the other side of the buckle starting with the outer braidline.
Once you’ve completed 2 knots on each side of the buckle, you have to criss-cross the inner braid lines.
Step 5: Repeat the sequence.
Ensure that you are pulling the knots tightly, but not so tight as to distort the straightness of the bracelet. Every so often, grab the core lines and push the braids up to the buckle to keep everything tight. Release the braid lines bit by bit as needed. Just keep braiding until you get to the desired length (about 8 inches for my wrist; it’ll be more or less for you, depending on your wrist size).
Once your bracelet is the proper length, thread your paracord through the bottom buckle. Pull one string from each braidline through the buckle.
Step 7: Tie off your bracelet.
Step 8: Seal the edges.
Cut any excess paracord, then use a lighter to burn the edges. This will keep your bracelet intact and prevent fraying.
Step 9: Buckle your bracelet on.
Buckle your bracelet on your wrist, and you’re all set! You now have several feet of paracord at the ready.
Tip: In an emergency situation where your paracord bracelet will come in handy, you’ll want to be able to quickly deploy your bracelet. Check out this post on DIY Projects to learn how.
See the full tutorial in the video below: