Thursday, December 29, 2016

How to make a paracord axe handle wrap

This video demonstrates how to make a paracord axe handle wrap. 
It is made in a quick deploy fashion, which means it can be completely unraveled in a matter of seconds when needed.
Paracord short for Parachute Cord is a lightweight nylon rope used during World War II for yeah you guessed it parachute suspension lines. Today paracord is used widely throughout all branches of the military and civilian use. The Mil spec paracord has six different grades ranging in strength from 95lb to 750lb. I use Type-III which has a minimum breaking strength of 550lbs. although I have personally tested it up to 1,000lbs. It consists of a sheath that contains seven two strand yarns. One of the nifty things about this rope is that it can be easily gutted of its inner yarns for more delicate jobs like sewing. The cord, when gutted of the core yarns, is considered Type-IIa which becomes much less elastic (good or bad thing depends on) and retains a breaking strength of 225lbs.

One Of the Most Durable, Functional Survival Tools Around
100 feet of 5/32 inch 550 lb Paracord (7 strands)