What kind to buy?

Discussion in 'Cord Types & Questions' started by CalHike, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. CalHike

    CalHike New Member

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    Alright so I'm jumping into paracord and want to make two dog collars. Now, I'm going to need a bit of rope. For the smaller dog I'm going to do the King Cobra to make it fairly thick. The other dog is a great white behemoth and has a twenty-inch neck (His current collar is set to twenty inches) and weighs around a hundred pounds. For him I was going to go a little crazy and weave a double King Cobra (as in two king cobras knotted together. Instructions here: http://paracordprojectsguide.com/how-to-make-a-paracord-dog-collar/ Second video.) Big dog with a big collar. He needs a handle.

    About how much paracord will I need? Smaller (relatively) dog is going to need a 14.5 inch collar (I measured her collar without the length of the buckle.) Also what size buckle will I need for these?
     
  2. DaBigKahuna

    DaBigKahuna New Member

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    Cobras generally run about 1 for per inch of weave. The second weave for a King Cobra runs about the same. So figure 2 ft per in for the king. Never tried a double king but this should give you a starting point. I always give myself an extra foot on a bracelet because you don't want to come up short. I'd probably add another 2-3 ft for a dog color for the same reason.
     

  3. DaBigKahuna

    DaBigKahuna New Member

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    Another thought. King Cobras are thick so you're gonna want enough length to account for the thickness.
     
  4. CalHike

    CalHike New Member

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    I was going to give around 1/4 to a 1/2 extra for breathing room since their collars are thinner nylon right now.
     
  5. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Now be careful with this measurement and account for shrinkage (seeing as some paracord shrinks a little)

    Also on how much to use I go with the 1 foot for every inch rule.
     
  6. Mil_HandF

    Mil_HandF New Member

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    I add at least an inch to bracelets, so you want to add a little more then that, you have to calculate in the loss of the area the thicker you get! Don't choke your dogs.


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  7. DaBigKahuna

    DaBigKahuna New Member

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    You can also preshrink the paracord by putting it in boiling water for a minute or so then letting it dry.
     
  8. JAFO_Paracord

    JAFO_Paracord New Member

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    Just remember the thicker the bracelet the longer you need to make it. I think another mate already mentioned that but not sure.


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