In this tutorial I will show you how to decorate rings and buckles using the cow hitch.
I have covered various ringbolt hitching styles in the paracord knots section. But those we usually done as wraps to decorate handles.
Ringbolt hitching, as we can assume from the name was and is used to decorate rings though. Personally, I think that the technique shines when applied to belt buckles (see images below).
In this tutorial we are going to take a look at a fairly easy technique using cow hitches.
A couple of images of a ring, decorated with paracord:
As mentioned, I find hitching to be a great way to decorate belt buckles:
Making the hitches on the underside of the buckle also provides an eye pleasing effect:
Hitching with cow hitches is simple. We start with a larks head knot to attach the cord. Then we simply follow the technique demonstrated below. In essence it is two half hitches.
Cow hitches can then be lined up to the left or the right of the lark’s head knot. I demonstrate both below.
Tying the lark’s head knot.
Cow hitches going to the right of the lark’s head knot.
Cow hitches going to the left of the lark’s head knot.
I have also made a video on this simple technique:
There! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it will help you make some beautiful creations!