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How To Make A Quick-Release Paracord Knife Wrap

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Have you ever broken your knife handle? We’ve put together a short video that shows you how to give new life to that old knife by wrapping it in paracord. Not only does this technique fix up that old knife and make it usable again, but this paracord knife also gives you a couple of extra feet of cordage that, in a survival situation, is an incredible asset!

Learn to Make This Quick-Release Paracord Wrap for Your Knife

Have you ever broken your knife handle? Or ever just wanted something a little different on your favorite blade? We’ve put together a short instructional video that shows you how to give new life to that old knife by wrapping it in paracord.

Best of all, the weave that we used is a quick release. It fits the blade snugly and gives you a great grip, but if you find yourself in need of that cordage, one quick tug  and it comes loose! To see exactly how we made this amazing paracord-wrapped knife, check out the video below.

(For the full step-by-step instructions, scroll down below the video.)

How To Make A Paracord Knife Wrap:

Step 1: Measure Out your paracord.

The knife we chose for this project had a 5” handle and called for roughly 3 feet of cordage. Your knife may need more or less depending on the handle length.

Note: You can do this project with the handle scales attached but it may make the knife too bulky to hold. I recommend removing the scales like we did in the video above.

Step 2: Make your first loop.

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Make a loop the length of your knife handle (5”). We’ll call this the guide loop.

Place the end of your paracord at the bottom of the handle and leave the trailing end  of the cordage hanging off of the right side.

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Take the trailing end of the paracord and bring it back to the left (behind the handle.)

 

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Wrap the cord over the top of the handle to the right, over the top of your guide loop.

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Then bring your trailing end to the left and go under your guide loop (this creates another small loop that you will run your guide loop through.)

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Pull your guide loop through the newly created loop on your trailing end.

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Pull the cordage snug.

Step 3: Continue Wrapping to Create Your Handle Weave.

Repeat this step: The direction of your trailing end loop should alternate with each pass. Making sure to pull the cord snug each time to ensure a firm grip n the cordage.

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You should end up with a small amount of your trailing end left over and sticking through your guide loop  Pull it snug with a pair of pliers.

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Your handle wrap should look like the image below. Make sure there are no spaces in your wrap.  **Failure to create a snug fit will create a cord wrap that will slip and can become dangerous. **

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Cut off the extra cordage with scissors.

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Melt the freshly cut end of your trailing cord with a lighter and tamp it down with the lighter.  This creates a seal and keeps your quick release wrap from coming undone.

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That’s it! You’ve now made a quick release paracord knife wrap!

Step 4: Remove the cordage.

Taking off the cordage is a snap!

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All you do is break the “seal” on your trailing end and give a quick tug to the bottom of your guide loop and the cord comes free in an instant!

Step 2: Make your first loop | How To Make A Quick-Release Paracord Knife Wrap

This is one of literally hundreds of different weaves you can do with paracord.  Do you have one you’d like to share? Put it in the comments below!

Check out How To Make A Quick-Release Paracord Knife Wrap at https://survivallife.com/make-quick-release-paracord-knife-wrap/

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