Paracord bracelets comes in a number of types and colors. Originally used in the military, it has expanded into conventional usage for every situation due to the adaptable characteristics it possesses. The first use of paracord, also called “550 cord” because the most commonly manufactured type can withstand up to 550 pounds (approximately 259 kilograms) of weight, was in parachute suspension lines during World War II. Because soldiers had few possessions with which to work, the cord’s strength proved useful in a variety of emergency situations such as binding and hauling. Today, paracord bracelet is commonly transformed into trendy bracelets that people wear around their wrist. These bracelets come in almost any color or pattern imaginable.
You can buy the paracord bracelets in the market or accessories shop. If you do not meet the bracelet which is suitable with your style, you probably want to make it by yourself. To make a paracord bracelet, use a series of knots to secure together cords in a variety of colors. The cobra stitch is the most popular method. It has also been referred to as the “Solomon bar” or the “Portuguese sinnet.” Some other knot variations include the snake knot, the seesaw knot and the box knot. But it is better for you to measure your wrist before you make the bracelet. You can measure your wrist with the measuring tape. Do not forget to take a note just in case you will forget. You can also wrap your wrist and in the end where the para-cord meet, you take the mark. Hold the para-cord, find the loop’s center, and pull it. You need to tie the cords tightly with the buckle. The free cord’s end should be tied in the other part of the buckle.
Paracord bracelets are more than just a craft project or a decorative piece of jewelry. Like said before, these bracelets are used in military for numerous practical purposes in a survival situation. These bracelets comes in a large variety of colors. If you want to get one, then you can buy it or make it by yourself with some favorite color combination.