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Old 03-12-2003, 07:30 AM
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Handle wrap

This may be off topic but it appears to me that the knowledge base to answer my question is here. I want to wrap a knife handle with para cord and also provide a lanyard. Since the knife is under construction I can drill holes anywhere in the handle to facilitate the process. Any help or links would be appreciated.


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Old 03-12-2003, 10:53 AM
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Here is a decent site

on the left side, there is a link to paracord knife handle. The instructions and picture are decent. I did it on my "bushman" knife, got decent. my advice is to dry wrap so you get an idea of how much you need first. It will stretch as your wrapping, BUT don't count on that..better to have extra to cut off then to not have enough..
http://www.therangerdigest.com/

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Old 03-12-2003, 11:24 AM
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I have been considering doing a cord-wrapped handle, but haven't gotten around to it yet. The following picture (from my downloaded picture file, don't know who made it, sorry) is the method I was going to use to wrap the handle. I don't have instructions for doing this style, but I think I can figure it out from the picture. I think this style will help fill out the sides of the handle so it will feel better in the hand.



I'm having trouble wit FTP to my webserver, but here's another knife with the handle wrap.



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Old 03-12-2003, 12:38 PM
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Thumbs up Para Cord

Thanks Jamey and Lara. I'll try both methods and see how well they come out. In fact I'll try as many methods as I can find.

Jamey: It's a little hard to see how yours ties off. That has been my main problem to tie it off and have it look neat. Do you know if the same pattern is on the other side of the knife? It looks interesting.

I'm waiting delivery on a spool of Para Cord so I'll have plenty to experiment with. I've designed a knife which I will Para Cord and also Gun Kote. I'll post a pic when completed. Thanks.


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Old 03-12-2003, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, the pattern is the same on the other side, but like you, I'm not sure how it ties off. I'm thinking that this is one of the things I'll have to work out for myself when I get that far.


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I'd like

I like to try sailor's whipping on a handle. Or something, maybe in leather. Like braiding or something. Wouldn't ahve a CLUE how to go about that thought..

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Old 03-12-2003, 01:06 PM
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Running Dog's handle wrap tutorials: flat wrap and diamond wrap-it's big so it can be slow to load if you're on dial-up but it's worth it.
http://runningdogknife.homestead.com/cordwrap.html

Lara-
Look up Schwert's Braiding tutorial in the Sheath forum here on CKD. Get the book by David Morgan he mentions if you are interested in doing leather braiding.


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Excellent!!!

Just what I needed. Thanks, Chuck!


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On the money!!

Thanks Wild Rose, that is exactly what I was looking for.


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You guys just need to get out more! Just kidding.

This tutorial was first posted over on Bladeforums courtesy of Dan Gray (Graymaker) who has started a page via his site with links to several other tutorials including yours truly's leather working ones.


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sorry i got here late - try this for a variation:
strider handle wrap


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That's a good one Wayne. Can't wait for my Para Cord to arrive. I just finished heat treating my prototype Tac knife. I'll grind some more tomorrow as it looks like I'm going to be experimenting with all these wraps. I'll post some when completed


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Thanks, Wayne.

That's one of the neatest sites I've seen. The graphics and general design go together so well. Awesome site.


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awesome knives too! you're welcome.


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