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!
Benefits of Paracord Knife Wrap
The 550 paracord knife wrap combines the functionality of a sturdy knife blade with the versatility of the 550 paracord, offering a reliable cutting tool and emergency cordage in one compact package. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and survivalists, it ensures preparedness for various tasks and challenges in the wilderness. Here are some key features and uses of a paracord knife:
Knife Blade: The knife blade is the primary cutting tool of the paracord knife. It is typically made from high-quality stainless steel or carbon steel, designed to withstand various tasks, such as cutting, carving, and preparing food.
Paracord Handle: The knife handle is wrapped with paracord for several purposes. The paracord can be unwound and used for various tasks, such as making shelter, constructing traps, securing gear, or creating emergency repairs.
Grip and Comfort: The paracord-wrapped handle provides a comfortable and secure grip, even in wet or challenging conditions. It ensures a firm hold on the knife during various tasks, promoting safety and efficiency.
Emergency Cordage: Paracord is known for its strength and versatility. Having it readily available on the knife handle ensures that you always have a reliable length of cordage for emergencies.
Portability: Paracord knives are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry in your backpack, survival kit, or even on your belt.
Survival Tool: A paracord knife is an essential tool for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, campers, and survivalists. It provides cutting capability and emergency cordage, making it a valuable all-in-one tool for wilderness adventures.
When choosing a paracord knife, look for one with a reliable and sharp blade and a handle wrapped with genuine Paracord types. The knife should also have a durable and secure sheath for easy access and storage. As with any tool, practicing using the paracord knife and familiarizing yourself with its capabilities and limitations to make the most of it during survival situations is essential.
Learn to Make This Quick-Release Paracord Knife Wrap
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
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.
Take the trailing end of the paracord and bring it back to the left (behind the handle.)
Wrap the cord over the top of the handle to the right, over the top of your guide loop.
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.)
Pull your guide loop through the newly created loop on your trailing end.
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.
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.
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. **
Cut off the extra cordage with scissors.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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