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paracord grenade

Paracord grenade

In this quick tutorial I show you how to make a paracord grenade, a neat way to store paracord.

This paracord grenade design is probably one of the simplest to make. It is basically a three layer cobra knot keychain. As such it stores quite a bit of paracord in a nice keychain design.

Because paracord is always handy, you will want it around and what is better than a keychain for that? Where you go, the keys usually follow.

paracord grenade keychain

Now I made this 3 inch version using about 8.5 feet of cord. You can make a larger one, just make sure to account for the length by using more cord.

So, let’s make one!

Basic supplies needed

  • paracord 550. For my keychain I used about 8.5 feet, but I always recommend a bit more just to be sure
  • a key ring
  • scissors and a lighter
  • a lacing needle (recommended).

The tutorial

 

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We start by folding the cord in half.

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Move up about 3 inches from the bottom.

Place the left end under the folded cord, forming a loop.

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Place the right cord under the left cord.

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Pass the right cord over the top and into the loop on the left.

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Tighten up.

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Step 1:

Start a knot to the right side by passing the right cord under the center cords and over the cord on the left.

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Pass the left cord over and into the loop on the right.

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Tighten up.

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Step 2:

Start a cobra knot on the left side now.

Place the left cord under the core cords and over the cord on the right.

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Pass the right cord over the top and into the loop on the left.

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Tighten up.

Now start with step 1 again, forming a loop on the right side again.

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Reach the bottom, leaving a small loop at the bottom.

I think that using 6 or 7 rows of cobra knots is optimal.

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Now flip the grenade around and start a cobra knot to the left. This is step 1 in this layer.

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Pass the right cord over the top and into the loop on the left.

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Tighten.

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Start the next knot on the right side. This is step 2.

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Pass the left cord over and into the loop on the right.

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Tighten. Now start step 1 again.

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Cover the previous layer, but leave one row at the bottom free.

It looks best when you place your knots in between the knots of the previous layer.

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Flip the grenade around  to start a third layer.

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Step 1:

Start a knot on the left.

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Pass over with the right and into the loop on the left.

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Tighten up.

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Step 2:

Start a knot on the right side.

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Pass the cord over and into the loop on the right.

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Tighten. Start step 1 again.

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Continue to the bottom.

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Place your ends through the bottom loop.

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Tuck them through the back of the grenade.

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Attach a key ring at the top.

With that your paracord grenade is complete. See the video tutorial for a video demonstration:

 

 

About Markwell

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

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