This tutorial will show you how to make a wrist lanyard using paracord and the cobra weave. This can be used to secure a key chain, knife, mutitool, camera, or cell phone, etc. I give all credit to Stormdrane for the cobra weave. He was the first person to make an instructables using the cobra.
Step 1: Gather supplies
You will need about 5 feet of paracord. I buy my 7-strand paracord on eBay and sometimes from the Supply Captain. I like keeping the iner strands in my paracord, but you can take them out if you so desire. Scissors, tape measure, lighter, and a key chain hook.
Step 2: Find the center of the length of cord
Take the center of the length of cord and put it through whatever attachment you used. I used a swivel clip, mostly because I had it on hand and all my other key ring were already being used. For this instructable, I will be measuring the wrist loop at about 7 inches from the attachment.
Step 3: Making the knots
The knot used for making the wrist lanyard has a few different names such as the cobra stitch, Solomon bar, or Portuguese sinnet. Take the right side cord and bring it under the two center cords. Now take the left side cord under the right side cord, over the center strands, and through the loop of the left side cord. You have now completed your first half knot. .Take the cord on the left and bring it under the two center cords. Now take the right side chord under the left side cord, over the center strands, and through the loop of the left side cord. Pull the cords tight until they are up against the swivel clip. Pull the cords tight (not too tight, just until they meet the resistance of the knot.) You have now completed a knot. You will continue to do the alternating left and right sides as you go on. If you don't alternate you will soon notice a twisting of knots, just undo the last knot and tie it right.
Step 4: Continue knotting until you reach about 8 full knots
Continue knotting until you reach about 8 full knots. The knots should be uniform from one end to the other. Tie each knot with the same tension to keep the them all the same size.
Step 5: Trim the excess cord and melt the ends
Use scissors to trim the excess cord and quickly melt the ends with a lighter to prevent fraying. If you are using a very bright color like neon lemon paracord, I would suggest melting the ends using the blue part of the flame. What this does is it makes it so that, the ends that you melted do not turn a dark red color. Using the red part of the flame on a dark color is okay because the colors blend together.
Step 6: You're done!!!
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