paracord flogger

Paracord flogger, version 2

In this article I show off my latest flogger.

You may remember my paracord flogger tutorial from a while back. It was great fun making it and I learned a lot from it. I also received some wonderful feedback. Because of this I decided to post my latest flogger and talk about some differences from the previous version. I hope this will help you make better floggers/whips yourself.

For those wondering what the technique used for the handle, I used the grafting technique, demonstrated in a tutorial yesterday.

paracord flogger

The differences

So, what have I done differently this time around?

  • I made a thicker, shorter handle. For this I used 12 cords, each 3 and 1/2 feet long, which I folded in half to make a core for the handle, as well as the falls. The handle was then wrapped using an inner strand of paracord very tightly to make a solid core, just like with my previous flogger.
  • More falls! This flogger has more falls, the result of using more cords to make the handle. I have also finished the ends using an overhand knot (you could call it a double overhand I guess, since it has two turns). This is a safety measure to prevent skin damage.
  • I used gutted cord to make larger decorative knots at the top and bottom. This time around I used the herringbone knot to make the knots. They were enlarged from a 7L6B turk’s head knot. I find that these knots lay very nice on the handle.

A thicker handle.

Herringbone knot at the bottom end.


Falls of the flogger.

Looking forward

I have learned from making this flogger as well. The two major differences I will be implementing with my future floggers are:

  • to iron out my gutted cord that is used for tying the decorative knots on the handle. Keeping gutted cord straight is a task in itself, so why not make it easier on myself? 🙂 Plus the result is much neater.

    Herringbone knot before being passed onto the handle.

  • I will also be experimenting with adding a leather collar to my decorative knots. For those not familiar with the term, this means I will use a thick piece of leather under where you are tying the knot. This raises the knot and makes the edges of the knot look superb!
  • Finally, I am considering adding a stone or some sort of charm to the middle of the knot at the bottom, so that the center of the knot will look pretty!

So, what do you think?

What are you thoughts on this new version of the flogger? Is there something you would add to make it even better?

You can also see the flogger in the video below:

About Markwell

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


  1. I would love to have a step by step tutorial on this

  2. I made a few of these and they look great. Only thing is the tips tend to fray a little. I tried to melt them but sometimes (with use) they fray again. Even the knots tend to untie with use. Anything you can suggest to help?

    Thanks and great site. 🙂

    • Hey!

      Paracord can shrink a bit when in hot water. I’d try tightening the knots firmly (even by using nose pliers) and then soak them in water.


      • Thanks very much for these advice. I will. I was thinking also that I could pull about an inch of the inside treads and cut them, then melt the tip.

        For the knots, yes pliers helped. I tried it. Thanks again. 🙂

    • Figure 8 knots hold very well in paracord and other ropes, which make them great for terminal/stop knots. They can also be untied more easily than overhand knots when necessary.

    • Honestly, I would recommend terminating the tails in tiny monkey fists. Just a 2 wrap wide or something; you don’t even need a core once you get that small (although you could get some tiny ball bearings if you want to add a little more weight).

  3. do you use 4 or 2mm paracord rope?

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