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Old 08-26-2010, 09:01 PM
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I know a lot of people on here have paracord and some have made them into bracelets, belts or gun slings. I would like to make a list of available weave patterns and create a list of products which could be made from paracord.

The first and maybe the most popular is the cobra weave. This basically creates a flat weave about 4x wider than the paracord itself. For every inch of weave there is about 1 ft of cord involved.

Here is a list of different ways to weave
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wide-Paracord-Bracelet/

This would make and excellent belt, sling, backpack strap or anything else that needs some width to distribute weight.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wide...of-the-buckle/
-A note to those who try this. I have found that pulling 50ft+ of cord for each step of the weave to be VERY time consuming and it is hard on the hands and arms. I would suggest winding the cord up into a "loop" maybe 6" in length and have about 12" of single strand cord from the loop to where the weave starts. You will have to make the weave loops a little larger to pull the "looped" cord through but once it is through you pull it tight and it works all the same. This just eliminates pulling the 50ft for each knot. This saves you a lot of time and effort.
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I like a basic weave pattern for longer pieces, such as straps and slings:
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Projec...RescueBelt.htm
This is made from one long piece, is easy to do (taking note of the same problem you mentioned, however), and easy to undue in case the paracord is needed for other applications.
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I do a simple double chain weave, it comes apart easy and keeps the cord from tangling.
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I do a simple double chain weave, it comes apart easy and keeps the cord from tangling.
Can you find a video or explanation on how to do it?
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Ok here it is you want a survival bracelet screw all those lame ass ones that take way to long to take apart (Chain Sinnet) is the only one i braid cause it can be taken apart in secs. clip end pull apart, and you wana go to YOUTUBE the best visual teacher ever the one i learned was from was a guy named (Ghosthonda) if you wana learn like you were there youtube it up. GL
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I would like to make a functional standard combat ready sling for my ak74 out of paracord. Anyone able to recommend the best weave for such an adventure and the con's in actually using this in a crisis?

Thanks a ton, if I can get solid answers and instructions on it I will video the process and take pictures and throw a write up in the DIY for all to see.
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I like a basic weave pattern for longer pieces, such as straps and slings:
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Projec...RescueBelt.htm
This is made from one long piece, is easy to do (taking note of the same problem you mentioned, however), and easy to undue in case the paracord is needed for other applications.
I want to make that same belt but it confuses me. it shows one end of the cord tied off on the end, but where do you secure the other end? just tie it to the buckle at the beginning?
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Actually, the couple of times I've made one, I just used one long piece. I tied it off at the top of the buckle, worked the rope back and forth, then just brought it over and began my weave. Here is a simple diagram to better explain:
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Thanks Hubb!! I think I will have to make a belt lol =)
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Hey,
Saw your post, thought I would toss in my .02. I typically weave zipper chains or Solomon bars (aka Cobra/King Cobra stitch). My knife lanyards are caterpillar sinnet stich (this is a really flexible yet strong knot), with blood knots to cinch. Box stitch is excellent and easy even with all the inner strands intact. I carry on my person approximately 30 feet of paracord variously attached to my EDC and PSK. I am working on a double Solomon Bar sling for my Remington 870. Great step by step videos can be found here:

<---Solomon Bar
<---- Caterpillar Sinnet

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Actually, the couple of times I've made one, I just used one long piece. I tied it off at the top of the buckle, worked the rope back and forth, then just brought it over and began my weave. Here is a simple diagram to better explain:
I did mine at 36" and got 70 feet into it.

I also used a leather end tab for the buckle to latch too. By using two thin strips of leather sewn together I managed to sandwich an exacto knife blade between the layers.

You also have the buckle to work with. The tongue makes a good awl and the buckle body can be used for a caribeaner.
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Everything you wanted to know about cord weaving.

http://www.khww.net/news.php
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I am looking for a two colour pattern for a rifle sling for my browning a bolt
30-06 I want it about 2&1/2 inches wide.
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