Seeking thin cord weave for eg. Sunglasses atttach. Slightly OT

Discussion in 'Cord Types & Questions' started by misterbik, May 17, 2014.

  1. misterbik

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    Hi all.

    Partly but not really on topic: I'm trying to find some thin / narrow weaves, preferably with just two strands, but not widened out like a cobra weave tho.

    The idea is to make cords that connect things like sunglasses or wallets to your person to prevent dropping, loss , stealing.
    I even have a tiny pocket knife that is great just for cord cutting, that I'd like to connect to my belt loop.

    The off topic part is that I won't be using paracord, or if I do, it will only be internal strands. More likely fishing braid, or even black scoubie.

    Has to stay very thin.

    The obvious reply is just have a plain cord and tie it on. Which I have already.

    I was hoping for something a little classier.

    So far just a round knot weave (still a bit thick) or stormdrane's square knot chain lanyard are the front runners, I haven't really seen much else , maybe the 2 strand into 3 braid that TIAT does, but I don't really like standardish braids.

    Any ideas? Some kind of sophisticated chain look would be good.
    ( not just tying overhand or basic knots at intervals though :p. )

    Thanks guys,
    Adam. .


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  2. MrParacord

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    Try the Snake Knot. If you make it with micro paracord it's a very thin weave.
     

  3. misterbik

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    Hmm ok, will check it out.
    The only time I saw a snake knot being made, the guy was using a needle thing , so I just put that one in the 'maybe someday' mental list.

    But will look further. Cheers :)

    It does seem like a lot of weaving though.
    Esp for the lengths I want, and multiple cords.

    Had vaguely in mind something like a box knot but stretched/ spaced so it was more like a chain link.

    (But not like that box knot chain of stormdrane's , more like an actual box knot weave but long , so it's still square)

    Might have to try to invent one :D


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  4. asemery

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  5. MrParacord

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    You could use a paracord fid but I just use a small pair of forceps.
     
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  8. MrParacord

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    Using the micro paracord I tied a snake knot that was about 4 inches long and just under a half inch wide. I tied this fob for my Leatherman Squirt PS4 over 90 days ago. I think I used 4 feet of paracord.
     

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  9. asemery

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    Here is a three strand twist using knitting yarn. The twisting method is shown in my tutorial (link given in my first post in this thread). I first made the red and white twist in reverse and then made a second twisting adding the blue. Both twist were made as described in my tutorial. I have used this design to make binocular straps. Tony
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  10. jimmybrayjr

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    I made mine with the outer sheath and no cords on the inside and used some shrink wrap on the ends. I made another that has holes in the end and used the cobra stitch without and cord on the inside again and it works great


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