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    Default Buckle-less Paracord Bracelet Tutorial (picture Heavy)

    I have made loads of paracord bracelets and nearly always ware one. But I was amazed when I got the latest heinnie catalogue as for that they were selling these wilson tactical.


    For 12.99!!!!

    So I thought I would put this tutorial on how to tie your own with just 10 foot of Paracord. No Buckle needed.

    Step 1 the button loop

    Start off with ten foot of your favorite paracord make a loop dead centre.


    and start to tie a Chinese button knot.


    next put your hand through the loop and pass the live end around to opposite piece of the loop and up through the middle.


    Pull through to form first button knot and what will be the button 'hole'


    Like this.


    Work the loop back so the the loop will fit around you index finger.

    Step 2 Tie the button


    Right we now start the second Chinese button not that will this time form the button.


    As before the live end it loop around and up through the centre.


    This time when you start to pull it tight stick your finger through the centre. then pass the live end back through the centre to form two loops.


    Pull the knot tight.


    Check for size and adjust if needed.


    Pull through most of the loops to form a couple of smaller ears.

    Step 3 Tie the Cobra Stich.


    Start like above.


    Then loop the line going over the top back over the top as above.


    and keep on going back and forth, always keeping the top line on top and the bottom on the bottom until you get all the way back to the first 'button loop' knot.

    Also notice how the first of the cobra stitch loose and pulled forward. This forms the waist the button loop fit in.


    Finnaly trim off and fuse the ends, and wear.

    All from a single peice of cord and just a couple of knots.


    Enjoy

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    Great tutorial !!
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2  66&dateline=1221166572

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    I got lost by the second pic.... Great tutorial , though !

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    Second pic has totally lost me I am afraid! How to you get from the first to the second one! I want to do this but the more I look at that pic the more cross-eyed I get!
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    Beautifully done

    cheers,
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    Great tutorial i've got to have a go at this
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    Sorry penvisser and littlebiglane

    I was concerned about the number of pictures so cut some steps for people not on broadband

    The Chinese button knot is actually quite simple when you get the hang of it. I will try and dig out a tutorial on that knot alone if not I will shoot one myself.

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    Yeah, very nice. I have a similar bracelet made from (hot pink! ) 3mm climbers accessory cord (which I think is much better than paracord), but it's just a just a big turk's head. That approach makes getting the right length a bit harder, and I just have to slip it on and off. Very secure though...

    The Chinese button knot is a great knot, but if I don't keep in practice, it always takes me ages to figure out how to tie it again.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I meant to ask... How much cord in total have you got in there?
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    Cheers. Nice, easy to follow Pics
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    Well I have just posted a chinese button tutorial to make it clearer.

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...373#post607373

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    Nice one!

    I'll have to give it a go.

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    Excellent. Funnily enough I spent most of friday converting a 7m length of paracord into a cobra stitch band. It was the first time I had tried it and it took 3 hours for me to work the knots out (I'm not really wired up to do practical things) and then another 2 to finish the work. I've ended up with a 'bracelet' about 14" long which is double layered (king cobra knot).

    I found it quite relaxing and rewarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorach View Post
    EDIT: Oh yeah, I meant to ask... How much cord in total have you got in there?
    Note sure exactly but I would say about 9-10 feet. I know that I cut its a bit short so its a bit looser than I would normally make them but that makes it softer to wear. You can add more by doubling back (CAL's king cobra stitch) but I tend to find it to big when I am suited and booted or in business casual.

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    I love this method of tying ..is it possible with 2 colours??

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    yes it is.

    see on the 4th picture how a single bit of cord loops? from that point you could use two different cords.

    Vague description but I hope you understand what Im refering to.

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    awesome..............
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    I've been doing something similar recently.
    I get curved plastic buckles though.
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    I didn't check the second tutorial but the chinese button knot looks like an old fashioned lanyard knot - is it in fact the same? (nice tutorial by the way, I'll need to give it a whirl)

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    'tis the way I do it!

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    Just did one of these too, great fun I did have trouble with that knot though, found a youtube video which makes it a bit clearer
    Many thanks,
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    Nice dude this one is also a good way to make a paracord bracelet.

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    Nice, now an excuse to learn the buton knot. I generally double up the bracelet to get about 17ft of cord.

    Thanks for the idea of the button.

    EDIT just looking at the knot, did not realise it starts off with a carrick bend.
    Last edited by awarner; 19-07-2012 at 16:39.

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    Think I'll give it a try but with 2 figure 8 follow-through knots instead as that lanyard/chinese button knot (even with the video) makes my eyes hurt

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    I normally call that knot a lanyard knot - am I getting confused. Nice piece though

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    Great tutorial thanks
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    That's how I started making them. Then moved onto buckles and shackles. For me they are just as good as each other.
    Good tutorial. :thumbup:

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    Nice tutorial. I have. Made so many and given them away as gifts. Someone is ripping people's off.??
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