Paracord Knots: The Basics

Paracord Knots

Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a strong but lightweight nylon rope that was originally used as the suspension line of parachutes. Hence the name. It is resistant to rot, abrasion, mildew and UV fading. It dries fast, is smooth and exhibits a somewhat elastic property. The material is known as kermantle rope, meaning it has a core that is surrounded by an outer woven sheath.

Knots are made with paracord as it can be easily weaved, tied into a ball or a smaller structure and can be unraveled quickly in cases of emergency.

Uses

  1. Making bracelets, lanyards, belts, and other decorative items.
  2. For tying knots – by climbers, military, in rescue & survival situations, etc.
  3. Making athletic clothing.

List of Paracord Knots

Some of the simple knots that beginners may find easy to get started with are the half hitch, square knot, cat’s paw knot, slip knot, handcuff knot, cow hitch, figure 8 knot and common whipping.

Bracelet Knots

Lanyard Knots

Keychain Knots

Rosary Knots

Decorative Knots

Stopper Knots

Survival Knots

End Knots

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