This time we take a look at the Blaze bar, an attractive, thin bracelet that can serve as a quick deploy bracelet.
I have known about the Blaze bar for quite a while. It seemed to be one of the basic paracord bracelets out there, similar to the trilobite paracord bracelet or the wide paracord bracelet, but not quite like it.
I decided to give it a go because it has the handy property of being quick to deploy (meaning it can unravel fast) when paired up with a bracelet shackle.
When I finally did try it out, I found out it is a fairly thing and medium wide bracelet that is quite nice shape when tightened. As such it is now a top contender in my collection of paracord bracelets.
A bit on the bracelet:
- Difficulty: medium
- Cord storage: medium
- Child friendly: no
To make this bracelet you will need the following supplies:
- paracord 550 in one or two different colors
- scissors and lighter
- a bracelet shackle, or a buckle if you prefer those
How to tie a Blaze bar paracord bracelet
I first attached the cord using a larks head knot. We then set up the cord (as seen in the image) so the core cords are doubled. Each of these doubled cords will serve as a single piece when working with it.
The blaze bar itself is tied in two steps. In the first step we place the left cord over and under the core strands (which are doubled, as seen in the images below). We follow up the right cord in the same way, by going over the first two core cords and under the second two. We place the right cord end through the bottom of the loop created by the left cord.
In step two we go under and then over with the right and left cords and finally through the top of the loop created by the right cord. At this point we simply tighten the cords and start again with step one.
When you reach a desired length simply cut the ends of the cord and melt them.
I would really like if you could write how many fest (or m) of cord that’s used for the bracelets.
Otherwise the guides are splendid.
Thanks you very much for taking the time putting these together!
I used 12 feet for a 7″ bracelet.