This one doesn’t belong to the 6 pack of inexpensive ones I bought as gifts. This is one we got for our own use about 10 years ago. It being of standard manufacture, the handle was relatively thin. Me being of larger than average hand size, I wasn’t satisfied with that. Besides, it was the perfect excuse to tie some knots on it. This thing has seen steady use for just over 10 years, as have the knots. I am sometimes amazed at how well paracord stands up to use.
The knots are:
First I covered almost the full length of the handle with a 15 Lead X 2 Bight Turk’s Head. This knot was tripled in 2 colors of paracord — in a green — white — green pattern.
The butt end of it then got a white Turk’s Head, of 4 Leads X 3 Bights, tripled. This wasn’t large enough to fill the hollow of my hand. To make it larger, I followed this with a green Turk’s Head of the same structure.
To dress the other end, and to provide a raised area to brace my thumb on, I tied a Spanish Ring knot.
The photo was just taken this week, and shows it as it is. After ten years of wear and handling, it is fascinating to see how little wear there is. It gives me confidence in the things I make today out of paracord. It seems they shall live long enough to repay the effort I put into them.
As usual, if you see some way I can improve either my knotting skills, or my site, I would greatly appreciate hearing about them. Thank you for stopping in to see my parade of knots. Come back again: