How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby AlexRus » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:55 am

My Z-Wear Mule paracord-dressed
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Araignee » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:55 am

I had always wondered how the paracord wrappings were done, excellent thread :cheap-sunglasses

Thanks yablanowitz for the picture heavy tutorial 👌

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Ramonade » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:53 pm

AlexRus wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:55 am
My Z-Wear Mule paracord-dressed
Pretty nice, that's dense ! does it have some girth width ?
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby AlexRus » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:58 pm

Ramonade wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:53 pm
AlexRus wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:55 am
My Z-Wear Mule paracord-dressed
Pretty nice, that's dense ! does it have some girth width ?
Yup, a little bit
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Ramonade » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:10 pm

AlexRus wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:58 pm
Ramonade wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:53 pm
AlexRus wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:55 am
My Z-Wear Mule paracord-dressed
Pretty nice, that's dense ! does it have some girth width ?
Yup, a little bit
Nice ! Seems comfortable. I might not do a ton of paracord wrapping in the future since I've equipped myself to do better scales than i did free hand, but it makes me want to try such a configuration.
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby yablanowitz » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:58 pm

I'm glad you found it helpful. I've tried a bunch of different wraps, before and since, but this one gave me the best results for my use.

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Ramonade » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:13 am

I have to say, I did some work on wood, in the kitchen and with cardboard already : The width this wrap gives is really nice for cuts that require some force.
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby yablanowitz » Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:23 pm

I've done a lot of hard cutting with Mules wrapped this way. Gives me plenty of traction, just enough padding and doesn't add too much bulk to bother me when I carry it across the small of my back. Careful, though. If you like it too much, you may never get around to finishing scales.

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Ramonade » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:25 am

That's an issue I thought about only after a few days... might be too late!
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby hereiamu1 » Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:51 pm

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby cholla_remover » Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:12 pm

Nice thick wrap there. Looks twice as wide as other pics here, yet it doesn't appear that you double-wrapped it?

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby hereiamu1 » Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:37 pm

no double wrap, maybe the others have fewer cords inside?
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby cholla_remover » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:38 pm

hereiamu1 wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:37 pm
no double wrap, maybe the others have fewer cords inside?

It looks good! I might try this with additional wraps of cord between the holes in the tang (as in your first photo) to see how girthy I can get it.

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Ramonade » Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:21 am

I do not know what you meant by fewer cords ? This wrap was pretty hard cause I had to cut the end of the cords inside to make them go through the 3/16 hole. Otherwise it would never have gone through !
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby archangel » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:39 am

If you feel you need more material, try double wrapping. You might remove the core on the first/inner layer, then use the standard PC for the outer layer. It works perfect for me. Just give it a go, you can always reverse it. You just need to use different holes for the start....
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:48 pm

A simple handle wrap and cardboard ducttape sheath.
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby AlexRus » Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:36 am

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:48 pm
A simple handle wrap and cardboard ducttape sheath.
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Well done! 👍

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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

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AlexRus wrote:
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Well done! 👍
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Re: How'd you wrap your mule handles with paracord? (pics welcome)

Postby Ramonade » Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:19 am

Nice ! And the blue them is a nice touch (that sticker is a killer one)!
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