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Badge request: paracord 600

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Badge request: paracord
« on: September 07, 2021, 11:25:34 PM »
Most of my carrier SAKs wear these little fobs. They're snake knots with the ends left a little long. I do have a new way to finish the ends, and if there's any interest, I'll show that once I have my new tripod. Shown here is my Farmer X.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 01:51:27 AM »
Nice paracord fob Farmer X! I usually finish my snake knot fobs with a diamond knot, but I'm interested to see your new method.  :cheers:

Semper Fortis
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 09:52:20 AM »
Its really nice, that in it's simplicity, a paracord fob doesn't need to be complicated to look good

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 06:51:06 PM »
Thank you for the accolades, Kraken and PitCarver!

As regards my new method of finishing the ends, it involves partially gutting the cord before melting the ends. My technique and method could still use a little refinement. But it gave me an excuse to finally try out SAK pliers. Oh, and I can't tie a diamond knot to save my life!


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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2021, 01:10:11 AM »
Thank you for the accolades, Kraken and PitCarver!

As regards my new method of finishing the ends, it involves partially gutting the cord before melting the ends. My technique and method could still use a little refinement. But it gave me an excuse to finally try out SAK pliers. Oh, and I can't tie a diamond knot to save my life!

Here's the video I use each time I tie a diamond knot: https://youtu.be/ot-BWKHYL3Q I found it to be the most straight forward method.

Semper Fortis
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2021, 10:20:47 PM »
Here's the video I use each time I tie a diamond knot.
Thanks! He made it look easy, and his use of bright cord was helpful. I'll refer to that one again.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 12:57:06 PM »
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2021, 01:11:57 PM »
Thank you for the accolades, Kraken and PitCarver!

As regards my new method of finishing the ends, it involves partially gutting the cord before melting the ends. My technique and method could still use a little refinement. But it gave me an excuse to finally try out SAK pliers. Oh, and I can't tie a diamond knot to save my life!

Just get some paracord and tie/untie it until you get the hang of it. It was difficult at first for me, too, but now I can awlmost do it with my eyes closed.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2021, 05:09:37 PM »
I like the snake knot as well.  Badge awarded. 

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2021, 06:19:25 PM »
Just get some paracord and tie/untie it until you get the hang of it.
I've done a few of them, but usually I make a mess. I'll keep trying. Eventually I'll get it down consistently.

Badge awarded.
Awesome. Thank you!

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2021, 07:23:48 PM »
Congratulations on your badges  :tu:
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2021, 08:22:30 AM »
Congratulations! :cheers:
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2021, 03:56:56 AM »
Thanks, y'all!

I've finally got some photos of my new way of melting the ends. So's I'm not making multiple posts, I decided to condense the photos of the process into a collage. Hopefully I didn't violate any forum rules there. How I do it:

1. Pull the kern (outer sheath) back about half an inch (12-13 mm) and cut away the exposed mantle (inner strands/"guts").
2. Hold the end in a pair of pliers and melt it.
3. Before the end cools, give it a squeeze with the pliers.
4. The end result. The end on the left was the one I photographed during the finishing process. It doesn't look nearly as good as the end on the right. Even with benefit of a tripod, I'm not the best at taking photos while also performing such a task.

The completed lanyard/fob is also shown. It will be attached to a new SAK on Tuesday.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 08:42:40 AM »
Nice work! :like: :like:
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2021, 07:04:06 PM »
Thanks, Rizio! Less than 24 hours before it gets attached to a new SAK.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2021, 04:07:15 AM »
As I can't modify the post preceding this one anymore, I'll have to make a new one.

A couple-few hours ago, I took another  shot at the diamond knot. My attempts with kelly green paracord had me getting perturbed, and that piece was not going back in the bag, so it turned into a key fob. The second attempt was a little more successful. I'm having issues with the loop twisting, but I'm satisfied enough with this diamond knot that the mini lanyard is now on a knife. I believe the pattern is called "firecracker."

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2021, 11:52:16 PM »
That's a good looking diamond knot! 
:like: :tu: :cheers:

Semper Fortis
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2021, 02:19:59 AM »
The twisting is hard to get around FarmerX.
You have to strengthen it out as you tighten the knot.

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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2021, 03:36:32 PM »
 :iagree:

I dont know the name of the knot I use for my lanyards but its one I enjoy. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2021, 05:32:36 PM »
I don't know the correct name,  Aloha, but I call it a noose knot.

Wait a second.
Stop the presses,  looks like it's called  a "Reeves Coil Knot".


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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2021, 05:54:40 PM »
I don't know the correct name,  Aloha, but I call it a noose knot.

Wait a second.
Stop the presses,  looks like it's called  a "Reeves Coil Knot".

 :salute: Alrighty then.  I thank you.  Its one I've been using now for a while. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Badge request: paracord
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2021, 07:48:28 PM »
I dont know the name of the knot I use for my lanyards but its one I enjoy.
Looks good, and good choice of color. Would be hard to lose that one in the bush! Is the folder a Case Sod Buster Jr?

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