Scheme of braiding of the knife / ax handle with the help of a paracord
Parachute (English Parachute cord, paracord, for type 3 - 550 cord) is a lightweight polymer cable made of nylon, originally used in parachute lines. Paracord can be used for many other purposes, both military and civilian population.
The shell of the paracord is woven from a variety of interwoven fibers, due to which it is relatively smooth. Paracord made entirely of nylon is quite elastic.
Technical standards for the production of paracord are published by the Parachute Industry Association. The US Army Standard MIL-C-5040H allows the manufacture of a paracord only from nylon. Similar types of cables can be made from other materials, for example from polyester.
Paracord bracelet or as it is called - the survival bracelet is not only a pretty stylish accessory, but it can also help save lives if you are in an emergency situation.
On the eve of the end of the world At the time of gadgetomania and geeks, many people pay more attention not only to their appearance and unique style, but also to the usefulness and functionality of the things used. Now, especially no one you will not be surprised by a beautiful and stylish thing, but if it has a hidden and useful quality, it can already interest many people.
Paracord is a nylon rope, consisting of several cores, wrapped in a shell. Pretty smooth, elastic light and strong cable. Due to the large number of interlaced fibers, it can withstand about 200 kg. Weight (meaning 550 cord). Originally used by military paratroopers in the form of lines (with the possibility of subsequent use after disembarkation) and astronauts, it is now used all over by lovers of tourism and outdoor activities. More details on the parakord on Wiki .
The value of the bracelet for survival lies in the fact that it can easily be disbanded into a single cable 3-5 meters long and can be used for dressing wounds, organizing huts, tying anything, making traps, marble washbasins, etc. What's enough for your imagination and skills.
On the Internet, there are many instructions for weaving all kinds of parakord products, besides there are many ready-made products on sale, to choose from.
References to the instructions for manufacturing and housing
Animated / video instructions for knitting knots, etc.
Instructions for knitting knots, etc.
Instructions for weaving "classic" tambiks
A magnificent turk head for any size
Instructions for the manufacture of various wickerwork, etc.
Manufacturing of a cord from a natural leather
Braiding the handle with a cord (as on a Strider)
An interesting way to braid the hilt with leather