Chevron knot

This time we take a look at the exotic chevron knot.

This knot has a V-pattern on the center of the knot, which makes it quite different than most turk’s head knots. It is made in two colors.


It is demonstrated in the book by Ron Edwards (Advanced Leatherwork, Volume 2, Round knots and braids). As you will be able to see in the video tutorial below, the knot is not tied the way I usually tie knots, by interweaving them. It is tied in its own way, much like the barber’s pole knot I featured a while back.

All in all, it is a beautiful decorative knot that you can expect to use on various handles and items that require wrapping. It will probably appeal most to those that like to learn new, fancy knots. It is not widely used to say the least.

What you will need

You will need the standard setup for tying turk’s head knots:

  • 2 strands of paracord. I usually gut the cord (remove the inner strands). I then flatten up the cord to make it lay nicer
  • a lacing needle is highly recommended as well
  • I like to use a rubber band to secure the standing end
  • finally, a mandrel to tie the knot onto is also needed. You can use a dowel rod or a PVC pipe, whatever is handy.

The tutorial

Below you can find the tutorial in video form. I avoided a photo tutorial this time, it may be too complicated to follow.

In any case, enjoy tying this beautiful knot!



About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.


  1. How do you count the leads in a given turks-head knot?

    • Hey!

      Basically imagine cutting it from one side where the bights are, to the other side.
      Count the strands that you have cut and you have a lead number.
      By cutting the knot, you have made it into a flat braid, where you can easily spot how many stranded it is.


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