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advanced ringbolt hitching

Ringbolt hitching- a bit more advanced

In this tutorial we are going to learn a new way of decorating rings.

We have in the past taken a look at a few ways of ringbolt hitching, such as the half hitched and the cow hitched methods of decorating rings. That does not mean that we have even glanced at the options we have available. One, a bit more of an advanced style is the one demonstrated below. I would still consider it to be fairly easy, just not as the methods mentioned above.

Back side of the hitching looks different than the front.

Back side of the hitching looks different than the front.

I must say that I enjoy using this technique, I love the way it looks.

I have learned the technique from El Rincón del Soguero, a wonderful channel dedicated to rawhide and leather braiding.

Naturally, some adaptations have been made to make this technique work with paracord. I have gutted my cord (removed the inner strands). Some even iron the cord to make it even flatter, although I think it works absolutely fine just gutted.

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You can also use a lacing needle to make your work a bit easier (I have a tutorial on making these).

Finally, you are going to need an object to decorate. This can be a steel ring (found in a hardware store) or a belt buckle.

Let’s see how this style is made!

Ringbolt hitching tutorial

Below you can find a photo tutorial on this style of hitching. A video tutorial is also available.

To start off, gut your cord and a attach a lacing needle if you are using one.

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A steel ring I am using for this project.

Preparation

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Take your cord and place it over the ring.

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The working end passes through the ring to the front.

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Then over.

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And behind the standing end.

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We are now ready to start hitching.

Hitching around the ring

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Place your working end behind the ring.

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Through the front.

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Over the front.

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Under the top of the standing end.

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Once you pull it through, place the working end to the back of the ring.

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Then repeat the steps like before. Go through the ring with your working cord.

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Under the top of the standing end.

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And behind the ring.

Finishing

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Once you hitch almost to the end, it is time to finish.

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Feed your cord through the top of the very first hitch.

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Through the ring.

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And under, on the right side of the first hitch.

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Done!

In conclusion

I hope I have described it in enough detail. If you would like a video to help you, I have made one:

See you in the next tutorial!

About Markwell

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

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