How to Cord-wrap your Knife
Skinning your HideAway with paracord takes 10 minutes to do after you gather the materials.
People order cord-wrapping for 3 reasons:
- It looks cool.
- Some people prefer the extra cush. I can not tell the difference in feeling in actual use. I like how it makes it a little snugger for utility purposes. You can wear a HideAway while opening mail, paying bills online, etc.
- Choosing cord-wrapping means that I calculate a slightly different size HideAway to fit your hand. This means that you could at some point take off the cord-wrap, and it would fit when wearing thin gloves. Some folks are interested in this because they have found a way to attach their HideAway sheath semi-permanently inside a winter coat or light summer vest.
Here's how to do it. Thanks to SWAT / LEO type Ken Brock for providing me with a picture tutorial of how he cord-wrapped his HideAway. I experimented with it some and took these pictures.
|First Step: Get a HideAway Knife.||Decide which color paracord you'd like. For this example, I choose tan.|
|Find these things. The glue is optional.||Decore the paracord.|
|Cut the paracord at an angle.||Singe the ends for 1 second so they don't fray.|
|Pull enough paracord through so that
2-3 wraps will cover it.
|Now it goes quickly. Take care to leave the holes open as you go around the curves. Keep the paracord pulled tight.|
|Slow up as you approach the remaining cord-wrap hole. This is the tricky part.||Make the final 2 wraps loose. You could singe the other end of the paracord and cut it at an angle too.|
|Pull through hole but keep the final 2 wraps loose.||Put it under the final 2 wraps, and pull very tightly.|
|If you didn't singe the end, a drop of glue will keep it from fraying.||Wipe off excess glue.|
|Snip off the excess.||Tuck any remaining cord under the third wrap.|
|Remember to return the cuticle scissors to where you got them to promote domestic tranquility.||Check the opposite side.|
|Et voila!||Skinned HideAway with sheath.|
Does your knife not have cord-wrap holes? Not a problem - just click here.