Cord wrapping handles.

Cord wrapping handles.

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    Cord wrapping handles.

    How does one wrap a knife handle securely with cord?
    Anyone have good links?
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    Strider knives has a knife wrapping section that shows his version of the Japanese handle wrapping style (Please keep in mind that it's his version).

    Also, check this out: http://www.m4040.com/Knifemaking/cordwrap.htm

    Good luck.
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    I sure do. Here is a fantastic one fer ya.
    http://www.northcoastknives.com/nort...s_CordWrap.htm

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    just wondering, what is the purpose of this?
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    FYI

    Some knives are constructed from one flat "slice" AKA billet of steel and are not furnished with traditional handles.
    The handle area is wrapped with Para-Cord that can be removed and used for various assorted survival applications if necessary or to lash the knife/blade to a spear shaft.
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    Thanks much. I knew there were many techniques. I might try the japanese style or the basket weave on my cold steal kukri. The cord wrap also helps prevent blusters while adding slip resistance and works a shock absorption.
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    Unwrapping it can provide several feet of some very handy (550# capacity) Para Cord in an emergency situation for tying, lashing, etc. And if you need strong, smaller string for fishing, trapping supper, etc. the inside of the Para Cord can be pulled-out and the strands pulled apart. There's dozens of ways that Para Cord & the strings inside can save your bacon in dire straits.

    Hint: If you're gonna' wrap something with Para Cord, soak it in warm water for a half-hour before hand. It will "relax" and become just a little longer. Wrap it wet. When it dries it draws-up & then becomes extra tight. (I use it on Tomahawk handles).

    Hint: If you want the Japanese Fold style look, pull the inside strands out of the Para Cord before you start. The (then) flat Para Cord will "fold" more like a ribbon (the original material). After you get it the way you want it, mix some clear epoxy and soak the Cord by heavily dabbing it with a stiff paintbrush. You can't use the cord for anything else now...but it makes a great handle.

    Hint: Steve Corkum (Custom Knife Maker) is a whiz at Japanese cord wrapping his Tanto styles. He did an article on his method in one of the knife magazines a few years ago. Do a little research and you may find the article, it's great!

    Last Hint: EXPERIMENT with your own materials & techniques. It's more FUN than just following someone else's. Good Luck!
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    Good info. Iv'e seen knives with para cord. I didn't know it really had a purpose.

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    video

    Video here, as well as some cool gear.

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    +1 on wetting the cord first.
    A royal pain, but a series of woggles provides extra thickness and decent grip texture (plus just looks really cool). Downsides are that it takes a long time and you won't have the cord readily available if needed.
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    Safety Reminder.

    Always temporarily masking tape the blade edge with several layers of tape AND fold a piece of heavy leather over the point and tape that tight also.
    Or simply "sheath it" before you run around with it.

    Anybody remember the story of the knifemaker who tripped and fell over a length of flexible dust exhaust hose on the floor of his shop?
    Happened about 15 years ago.
    In a hurry and rushed over to the drill press...fell and and impaled himself.
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