How much cord do I need?!?!

Discussion in 'How To' started by TLCparacord, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. TLCparacord

    TLCparacord New Member

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    Hi there! Newbie to the forum! Been doing paracording for about a year now...making bracelets and monkey fists.
    I'm not sure if my question is in the right category, but I ask anyway...

    I was asked to make a monkey fist with a 1" ball and with a snake knot weave for the "whip" (not sure of the terminology for this). Anyway the whip needs to be 42" long, so I'm not sure how to calculate the cordage needed. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. vladaudio

    vladaudio New Member

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    For the snake knot same rule as for the cobra braid applies: approx 1 foot per inch of length. As for "whip" I assume it means "handle". And I'm curious on how the snake braid will end(keyring, carabiner, lanyard knot...) ?
     

  3. TLCparacord

    TLCparacord New Member

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    Thanks for the reply! The "whip" I can only describe as the braid between the handle and the ball. This needs to be 42" long. The handle I usually do a king cobra weave about 4"-5" long. It will end with a typical swivel spring-loaded clasp.