Paracord is a great addition to every outdoor, survival or military equipment kit. A strong piece of string capable of holding 220 kg (485 lbs) can prove useful in hundreds of different scenarios.
Since every outdoor guy or gal carries a knife, which in most cases rests in a sheath, it would be a waste not to use this space to carry a bit of extra paracord.
In this article I will show you an easy and extremely quick way to do it.
How much paracord do you need for your knife sheath wrap?
The amount of string you can put on your sheath is of course depending on its length and girth.
For the purpose of this presentation I used a Light My Fire & Mora Swedish Fireknife which has around 13 cm (5.10 inches) of space.
I managed to fit 220 cm (86.6 inches) of paracord on it. You can take a few cm/inch more, as some excess will need to be cut at the end.
How to wrap paracord on a knife sheath?
1. Take one end of your string and form a simple loop, slightly longer than the sheath of your knife.
2. Hold the loop in place with your thumb, grab the longer end of string and move it above and across the loop and around the sheath.
3. Great! The difficult part is over! (pretty easy, huh?) Now simply continue wrapping the paracord around, remembering to tighten it as firmly as possible and push each layer down so you can fit as much as possible.
4. Once your loop is almost entirely covered with the wrap, leave just enough of it to lead the end of your string through it.
5. Now just grab the excess you left at the beginning and pull hard. The loop, together with the string you put through it, will hide underneath the wrap tightening the entire structure.
6. All that’s left is cutting of the excess of paracord on both sides and burning the ends so they don’t unravel.
This method of tying the string can be used on various objects, not only knife sheath. This is a good example, as knife is a universal tool that most people carry outdoor.
Paracord can be easily taken down (but it surely won’t fall off on its own) and tied back after using.
If you need, you can also hide various flat objects underneath the entire wrap.
If you prefer a video tutorial, I recorded one as well: