A Different Way To Paracord Wrap Your ESEE RAT Izula Knife

Posted by Stacy on 2/14/2013

This is an interesting way to wrap a "paracord knife" such as the popular ESEE Izula.  It's a different than how this knife is typically wrapped, but the result is great looking.

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Speaker 1: Hello everyone Iím WilliamCutting08 and today I would like to show you another way that you can wrap your nice handle with Paracord. As you can see here I have two different strands or two different colors of Paracord. Instead of melting the ends and fusing them together I just tied an overhand knot on each strand and I performed a bend.

Now this is called the overhand bend and a bend is when you take two different or two separate strands of string, tie them together to make one single strand of string. Thatís all Iíve done here. You can use a single color or you can use two colors how Iím using. I recommend that you use two colors because when you wrap the handle the finished product looks really nice.

What weíre going to do is your going find the midpoint or the middle of the Paracord and you need about five feet of Paracord. Then you just place the middle of the Paracord over the midpoint right there on the finger twirl area, so you just do that. Now hereís where you really have to pay attention. As you can see here the green strand is on the left and the tan strand is on the right.

What youíre going to want to do, is youíre going to want to twist this 180 degrees and just twist it, and then bring it over so itís like that. You donít want when you twist the Paracord, you doníí want it to look like this, but you want them to overlap each other like that. You also want to make sure that you remember which way you twist it. Now you can twist it counterclockwise or you can twist it clockwise, but remember which way you twisted it on the first side. Iím just going to go ahead and do counterclockwise and then for the opposite side you want to twist it the opposite way, so I did counterclockwise on that side. I want to do clockwise on this side. Let me go ahead and demonstrate that clockwise. Just bring it over the end of the handle and tighten it. Then once you get it pretty tight just flip it back over and since I did clockwise on this side I want to do counterclockwise on this side. This is counterclockwise and clockwise, counterclockwise.

Now as you can see our pattern is developing, now on this side we have the green overlapping the tan and on the opposite side you have the tan overlapping the green. Now thatís what you want when youíre doing this wrap, because it looks really cool and you get to see both colors. Letís see which way, clockwise, counterclockwise.

You just continue doing this twisting them clockwise and counterclockwise on each side until you get towards the end. Then Iíll show you how to finish that off, but I really do like this wrap. Oops if you mess up then youíll definitely know that you messed up, because as you can see here just like how Iíve done, youíll have tan and then all of a sudden youíll have like a random green.

Now for this Paracord wrap you just want to make sure that you twist the same Paracord the same way that you originally started out with. There we go, clockwise, counterclockwise. Now when youíre doing the Paracord wrap, as youíre wrapping the handle, and youíre getting towards the end of the handle go ahead and bring the Paracord wrap up and over the lanyard ring probably about one fourth of the way. Letís see did I get that right yes, clockwise and counterclockwise and Iím going to do one more.

Actually bring it not one fourth, but for this wrap do it half way. Letís see clockwise. There we go. Iím just going to push it down a little. There we are, we have it half way and if you notice this strand of Paracord kind of just would like to go through just like that and this strand seems like it wants to go over, under, and around just like that.

Youíll just go ahead and let them feed naturally through the lanyard hole just like that and you just continue wrapping it around the lanyard hole and we do one more. Then you do the same for the other side. Oops. Letís see get it through there. Letís see this should be the last one, there we go. There we are we should be very close and you should have something that looks very similar to what I have here.

Letís see what happened here. Oops. Somebody untied like a weird knot in there. Letís try that one more time. Weíll just leave it like that, but anyway you get the gist of it, just go ahead and wrap it around. Wrap it around the lanyard hole just like that and now youíre ready to finish it off.

Now this part you can be very creative, you can wrap it with a basic overhand knot and thatís usually what I do, because itís very simple and itís not as bulky, but all you do is you just form the loop like that and then take these strands and feed it through that loop, so it looks something like this whenever you finish. Just like that. Now you can really be creative, one of my subscribers, he has also does his own macro views, his name is IC Chap and he recommended that you can do the figure eight knot. Now the figure eight knot is almost like the overhand knot, but it has some differences. The overhand knot is very popular with rock climbers and I definitely use the overhand knot pretty much all the time and Iíve never met a rock climber who didnít use the figure eight knot. Oops I keep getting confused

Anyway let me show you how to do that, so youíll just form the loop how you did just exactly how you would for the overhand knot, but instead of going through this hole youíre going to want to go around the backside like this and then you bring these strands and feed them over and through the hole and then you get a figure eight knot just like that. Itís a very deliverable knot.

As you can see the finished product green over tan and tan over green on the other side, itís very comfortable. The texturing is very aggressive, so you get an excellent grip and a lot of added comfort when youíre using the knife. I hope you guys enjoyed this. Iím going to call this wrap the 180 Katana wrap and please stay tuned, because I have several more wraps that I would like to show you. You guys have a nice day.
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