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Cane retention...

The first knot work that I added to this cane included a gaucho interweave knot and single strand star knot with an adjustable wrist loop, all done with a single continuous strand of paracord.But, after I later started adding more knots to the cane I cut off the wrist loop section from the first...

A herringbone knot pocket knife fob

I took a try at tying a herringbone knot paracord fob this afternoon.The camo green colored paracord is harder for me to see (seems brighter in the photos), but I think I still managed to get the knot tied halfway decently, opening up the curtains to get more light on the cord as I worked wi...

What's in its pocketses?

 EDC pocket dump for today.* Victorinox Climber SAK* Gerber Mullet multitool* XTAR Venus flashlight* JerzeeDevil forums challenge coin* Paracord lanyard with titanium bead [embedded content] In a recent mail delivery:  a couple of hanks of paracord, the Gerber Mullet keychain multitool,...

Raising Cane...

The Jig Pro Shop sent me a couple of their Easy Assist Former Mandrels to test out back at the start of summer.  These are new Turk's head knot tying tools that don't require the user to have a lot of the knowledge of the ins and outs, overs and unders and rules with tying such puzzles of knot ...

A two-strand four bight gaucho knot

I tied a longer loop paracord lanyard version of a two-strand four bight gaucho knot yesterday, and today tried tying another with a shorter loop directly to a pocket knife through the lanyard hole. There's a video tutorial, by the Paracord Guild, that's easy to follow for tying this knot....

Double Dragon Loop

The Double Dragon Loop is a fixed loop tied at the end of a string/cord/rope.  As an example I've tied a couple with attachments at the ends of a paracord lanyard.I also tried doing a short 'howto' video tutorial on tying the loop.  As with the photos I take, I had to do multiple takes because...

The Ashley Bend

Here is yet another interlocking overhand knot for joining two strands of cord, like those of the previous few blog posts that I've done this week.This time I've tied the Ashley Bend, ABOK # 1452, from the "The Ashley Book of Knots". This bend can jam after being under tension, so...

The Alpine Buttefly Bend

This knot, shown tied in midnight navy and red paracord, is the Alpine Butterfly Bend.  A respectable and secure bend joining two cords that are similar in size. The two cords can be easily untied after being under heavy strain compared to some other bends. [embedded content]As an Amazon affilia...

The Hunter's Bend aka Rigger's Bend

As I continue fiddling with paracord, my camera and poor eyesight, I've tied another bend.Today it's the Hunter's Bend, also known as the Rigger's Bend, a knot used to join two cords, one that can jam under tension. [embedded content] As an Amazon affiliate I earn a smal...

Bends over hump day...

This Wednesday morning had me playing around with two strands of paracord and the tying of overhand knot variations that are used to join two lengths of cord.  This example is the Zeppelin Bend. The Zeppelin Bend is usually an easy one to untie after it's been tightened up, but not if it is still ...

What's up hitches...

I was doing some knotty web surfing and tied a couple of hitches that I saw in an IGKT forums thread. A 1-Turn Boston Hitch pictured on the left, and an Alaskian Hitch on the right, in the orange paracord photo.Original manuscript link for The Boston Hitch. As an Amazon affiliate I earn a smal...

A simple paracord lanyard with a couple of knots...

A simple single strand paracord lanyard tied with a couple of knots:  the Spanish Bowline (ABoK # 1087) and The Perfection Loop (ABoK # 1017 ~ The Angler's Loop) I used a half hitch to tie off the short end strand after the bowline.Lanyard shown with an EDC keychain setup. The larger ...
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