Paracordist How to make a Sailor Knot Bracelet, Turks Head bracelet, Part I w/ paracord

Hey this is Kevin the Paracordist I’m going to do a how to tutorial on this simple bracelet. I grew up
wearing these in the summers it’s called (around here anyway) in New
England its called a Nantucket Bracelet basically you find It in maritime
gift shops and so on usually was made with cotton and you’d put one on at the beginning of the summer and when you’d be swimming and hanging out
from the beach it would shrink and by the end of the summer be so nasty
you had to cut it off and throw it away but it brings back some memories
and I always wanted to learn how to make one so now I’ll show you how to do it its a cool knot, its the Turks Head knot from the outside when you’re wearing it
doesn’t seem to beginner or end anywhere. this is one I made with cheap cord for my
daughter and here’s a version in Paracord I didn’t cut the cord and finish it because I don’t intend to I just want to
use this as an example of the finished product and then I’m
gonna back up and show you how to make it. Okay the key
with this Turks Head, like any other is the first pass. Once you’ve gotten
through it’s just a matter of following the original cord around multiple times as many passes you want to do. So at all
really relies on doing the beginning properly so what you do is… I’m going to do it around my hands to no
particular size but because this isn’t adjustable when it’s
done, it might take a little trial and error to know how wide to start it so it fits over your wrist …the other option is to use a can
and or something else to form it around I think it will be easy to show you by
hand. So I’m going to wrap this around like this, wrap it over like that, then up this cord stays up here this one’s going to go through here, see that? then I’ve got to pull it all through this is going to be difficult show so just let me pull it through then I’ll bring it back ok… and you can hear again typical chaos in the background see that? OK next step take this and bring it over
that and then take your working end pass it through… pull it all through OK? now working back over take this end, bring it over take the working end… through and bring it all through (to daughter entering the room) “hi honey” (daughter) “KJ hit me in the nose” (me) KJ hit you in the nose? (daughter) “yeah”. (me) okay, go tell him I’ll be there in a minute OK, All right now take this one over this one (phone rings in background) and then take the working end and pass it through looks like I’m going to have to pause to get the phone, I’ll be right back. (pause) Ok I’m back, hoping to.. finish so here we are this one brought over that one, just like braiding really pass this one through.. I’m almost around to the other side now okay now the way these finish is when your working end comes back in parallel here to your starting and then you can just follow it around but there’s just
too much space here for me to finish now. I wanna go through
one more time so I’ll take this one and put it over that one and bring this through work it through OK? here we go again! (kids) almost now now I just have to bring this one through here. It’ll come in parallel see to that one. And we’ll be finished our
first pass so this has to go through here… (simpering daughter) “hi honey what happened this time?” Daughter: KJ hitted me again? yeah KJ is in trouble! here you go, see how that’s coming in parallel? that’s the first past finished all you have to now is you have follow the first one around two or three times you stay right on the outside of it stay parallel to it, you go under where it goes under and you go over where it goes over its going to take you around; each time you go around you are going to see one of the three original strands get
doubled up you go around again and it gets “tripled” up. When you are all done you just want to make sure the ends get fed through so they so that they finish underneath. And they can be just cut flush or knotted and you put a little drop of glue on there so it doesn’t pull through so from the outside you can’t tell exactly
where it begins or ends. Hopefully that’s enough for you without me
having to do all the follow through on this one. I think I have to keep this house from imploding so I gotta go! Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks! (now check out Part 2)

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