Paracord Cobra Knot Bracelet
There are a lot of different styles of paracord bracelets that you can make however, one of my favourites has to be the cobra knot bracelet.
Okay so the basic principal of this bracelet is that you will need around one foot of paracord per inch of knotted bracelet you make. I measure out around twelve foot of paracord although I usually only use around nine or ten foot in the actual bracelet (it’s better to have too much than not enough though).
You will need…
The first thing you will need to do is work out how big your wrist is. This is very easy to do just wrap a piece of paracord around your wrist and mark (using a marker pen) where the two pieces meet, then measure the piece of paracord on the tape measure and that’s the size of your wrist.
You now need your big length of paracord, if you want to measure exactly use the measurement of your wrist and add one inch to it. So as an example if your wrist measures nine inches you want ten foot of paracord (remember one inch on your wrist equals one foot in paracord).
Quick side note…
If like me you want to make a two colour paracord bracelet simply measure two pieces of paracord half the length you need (i.e. if you need ten foot use two different coloured pieces of five foot paracord) and then melt the two ends together using the melted ends as the middle of your paracord.
Fold your paracord in half and Push the loop that has been created in the middle of your paracord through one end of your side buckle. Take the loose ends of your paracord and pull them through the loop until you have a nice tight attachment to your side buckle.
Take the part of the buckle that isn’t attached to the paracord and pull the loose ends of paracord through. Now you want to measure the distance between the two buckle ends where you pulled the paracord through and ignoring the actual buckles to the length you measured your wrist as.
The reason you ignore the buckles is that this will add a bit of extra space on the bracelet at the end which will actually make a more comfortable fit in your wrist.
Okay so this next bit is the fiddly bit but once you’ve got the hang of it, it becomes easy to do…
2. Next take the loose piece of paracord on the right and place it over the two pieces of paracord in the centre and under the paracord on the left (making sure it is through the loop created on the left).
3. Gently tighten the knot by pulling the two pieces of loose paracord being careful not to move the buckle you are tightening up to.
4. Take the loose paracord on the right and place it under the two centre pieces of paracord and over the piece of paracord on the left.
5. Next take the loose piece of paracord on the left and place it over the two pieces of paracord in the centre and under the paracord on the right (making sure it is through the loop created on the right).
Repeat steps 1, 2, 4 and 5 until you reach the buckle at the other end and have no more room. (if you do it wrong you will start to see a twist appear in the bracelet, simply undo and start again)
Once you have reached the end, trim the excess off the loose ends one at a time. To prevent unravelling and to give a neat finish melt the end of the loose paracord with a lighter and gently press the melted bit onto the surrounding paracord.
You are now finished and you should have a nice fashion bracelet that is also a good supply of paracord if you ever find yourself in a survival situation.
As always my paracord comes from Springfields some of the best paracord I have ever used and they are well priced with good customer service.