Date Published: 2013-05-17

DIY: Simple Paracord Knife Handle Wrap


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Let’s face it, when it comes to “craftiness” we are all not created  equal. Some of you might know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever tried to make your own paracord bracelet. Sure, it looks so easy on the videos, but go ahead and try to make one yourself and see if you think the same thing. But, another really popular paracord project is to wrap knife handles with it. There are a lot of different techniques that look really awesome, but we’re going to show you the simplest way ever. We’ve also collected a few videos of other methods that were way too complicated for us to attempt at this time that are located at the bottom of this post.

For this project you’ll need three things:

  1. A knife
  2. Paracord
  3. Lighter

We chose our Tactical Warrior neck knife for three reasons. The handle leaves something to be desired. It is an easy handle to wrap, and it’s only $3 so anyone can afford one! We wrapped the handle in our Black Savage Paracord. It’s made in the USA and has a 550-lb. rating, so we know it’s tough. I have actually towed my F-150 behind another truck with this cord to test it. It’s TOUGH. So, let’s get to it. Remember to melt the end of the paracord after you’ve cut it to keep it from fraying. You can use a regular lighter, but a butane lighter is easier to control.

When you're done it will look like this Start out with one loop around the handle with your tag in front of the loop paracord-step-1 Continue paracord wrapping all the way to the top
When you’re done it will look like this Start out with one loop around the handle with your tag in front of the loop Wrap around again and go over your tag. Keep it cinched tight and continue wrapping upward. Continue paracord wrapping all the way to the top
paracord-step-4 paracord-step-5 budk-neck-knife paracord wrap neck knife handle
Once you’ve reach the top keep wrapping. Then you’ll cinch it as tight as possible and pull your tag under the last loop. Once you’ve pulled the tag under your last loop, melt it with the lighter then press it down hard on against the cord while it’s hot. This should form a glue that holds it tight. Tactical Warrior neck knife before paracord wrapping Another view of the handle when it’s done
When you're done it will look like this
When you’re done it will look like this
Start out with one loop around the handle with your tag in front of the loop
Start out with one loop around the handle with your tag in front of the loop
paracord-step-1
Wrap around again and go over your tag. Keep it cinched tight and continue wrapping upward.
Continue paracord wrapping all the way to the top
Continue paracord wrapping all the way to the top
paracord-step-4
Once you’ve reach the top keep wrapping. Then you’ll cinch it as tight as possible and pull your tag under the last loop.
paracord-step-5
Once you’ve pulled the tag under your last loop, melt it with the lighter then press it down hard on against the cord while it’s hot. This should form a glue that holds it tight.
budk-neck-knife
Tactical Warrior neck knife before paracord wrapping
paracord wrap neck knife handle
Another view of the handle when it’s done

 



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