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#203361 - 06/13/10 02:40 AM A couple of recent paracord handle wraps
kevingg Offline
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Over the years I've been on this forum, I've developed some skill w/ paracord. I never posted pictures, but probably because I didn't know how. Here are a couple of hatchets I did recently. They each use over 60' of 550 cord.


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#203363 - 06/13/10 03:23 AM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: kevingg]
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Those are great! Well done.
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#203365 - 06/13/10 03:32 AM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: GarlyDog]
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Sweet! well done.

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Edited by leemann (06/13/10 03:32 AM)
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#203369 - 06/13/10 09:30 AM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: kevingg]
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They look really good- how much pitch gets caught in the cord?
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#203370 - 06/13/10 10:38 AM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: ironraven]
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You made those hatchets look good! Not only a great looking cord wrap, it's an excellent way to carry paracord for an emergency. Good job.
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#203373 - 06/13/10 01:32 PM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: ironraven]
kevingg Offline
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Originally Posted By: ironraven
They look really good- how much pitch gets caught in the cord?


thats a great, sharp question! on the one I use, I pull a ranger band over the topper knot, this protects against abrasion and acts as a muck collector!

You can see mine, with evidence of use in this pic:


thanks for kind comments all!

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#203377 - 06/13/10 03:46 PM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: kevingg]
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Well, paracord wraps look cool. And I suppose if you have a skeletonized handled knife, it may make for a more comfortable grip. But practically speaking, the paracord must get dirty and filled with bacteria. How is a bacteria-laden handle good for the outdoorsman?

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#203378 - 06/13/10 04:36 PM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: kevingg]
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Although the paracord wrapped handles look good, I really question their practicality. Most people out hiking very seldom carry a hatchet or small axe with them. While hiking or climbing I don't (nor anybody I know) carry a hatchet due to the fact that a good folding saw can get the job done for my purposes.

I use a hatchet while car camping and or at a base camp if we are hiking/climbing the high country. If I needed some rope while in camp, unraveling if from the carefully wrapped hatchet or axe handle would seem counterproductive to simply using a hank of loose rope from the general camping supplies we have.
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#203379 - 06/13/10 05:21 PM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: Teslinhiker]
Dagny Offline
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Outstanding.

Reminds me of a friend whose cross-stitch looks as good on the backside as the front.

Have a couple knives I'd like to to that to, would be handy.

Thanks for the pics.


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#203386 - 06/13/10 07:31 PM Re: A couple of recent paracord handle wraps [Re: Dagny]
chickenlittle Offline
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Practical? I doubt if that is the point.
They look very cool and are great samples of ropework.
Kudos.

How do you like those Normark hatchets?
I have always liked the design of them but found their edge to not be quite as good as it could be.

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