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:

  1. It looks cool.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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First Step: Get a HideAway Knife. Decide which color paracord you'd like. For this example, I choose tan.

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Find these things. The glue is optional. Decore the paracord.

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Cut the paracord at an angle. Singe the ends for 1 second so they don't fray.

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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.

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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.

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Pull through hole but keep the final 2 wraps loose. Put it under the final 2 wraps, and pull very tightly.

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If you didn't singe the end, a drop of glue will keep it from fraying. Wipe off excess glue.

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Snip off the excess. Tuck any remaining cord under the third wrap.

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Remember to return the cuticle scissors to where you got them to promote domestic tranquility. Check the opposite side.

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Et voila! Skinned HideAway with sheath.

Does your knife not have cord-wrap holes? Not a problem - just click here.