How to wrap para-cord on a sheath?

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This is probably a No-Brainer for a lot of folks, but I'm obviously not one of 'em. I'm trying to figure out how to wrap 20 - 25' of 550 cord around a Busse Basic Nylon sheath without creating a big, bulky wad in the process.

So far all I've been able to accomplish is to lash the top and bottom rivet holes together, and then wrap the cord around itself creating a long, thick segment along the back of the sheath. Anybody got pics or good descriptions of a better way to do it?

(disclaimer - every time I try to do a search, I get a "cannot find page" error from IE. Don't know if it's me or BFC, but at least I tried before I asked. ;) )

Thanks!
 
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Thanks Phil,
I've used something very similar to that before, and actually finished with something like it this time around. The problem I have with it is what prompted my post: having to wrap cord between the pouch on front of the sheath and the bottom of the sheath cuts down on available space.... and getting 25' of 550 cord in a space that small makes for a great big wad of cord that doesn't sit very well.
 
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Rainmaker870 said:
Thanks Phil,
I've used something very similar to that before, and actually finished with something like it this time around. The problem I have with it is what prompted my post: having to wrap cord between the pouch on front of the sheath and the bottom of the sheath cuts down on available space.... and getting 25' of 550 cord in a space that small makes for a great big wad of cord that doesn't sit very well.
Well, if it can't spread lengthwise, it'll have to pile up...

I see no way out to that, but to buy a longer knife... or shorten the cord.

Cheers,

David
 
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If you're wrapping the cord around it to protect the sheathe or have the cord around until needed, you might look up Strider Knives' website (http://www.striderknives.com) and use the same method as they use on the handles of their knives. For me, it works well to lash my knife to the back of my gear belt. Uses up a good amount of line, and you can always layer it back over as necessary. If not, look up the let-down (iirc) ropes that Army Rangers and paratroopers used during World War 2, and copy the knot - then ducttape or otherwise attach it to the sheathe.
 
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I use a coil knot (noose) to carry extra 550. Just let it hang from the sheath or whatever. You can make it decorative too if you add beads to the 2 ends.
 
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