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Paracord Knife Handle Wraps:
The Complete Guide, from Tactical to Asian Styles
Jan Dox
• Add the benefits of paracord handle wraps to your handmade or manufactured knives
• Teaches the basic techniques and 16 handle wrap approaches and styles, from simple to complex
• Though cost and tools are minimal, a paracord wrap can make the difference in an emergency
Paracord handle wraps are popular with respect to survival knives and tactical knives. They rest comfortably
in your hand, they’re slip-proof, and they’re impervious to moisture and temperature fluctuations. In
an emergency, the wrap can often be undone and then you have a practical rope at hand. This clear,
straightforward guide teaches everything you need to know, including selecting the paracord itself and
weaving the correct wrap styles for underlays, tactical uses, skeleton handles, and more. Over 16 styles and
approaches are covered, from basic handle wraps to standard military or looped wraps, to paradox wraps, all
the way up to artistic Japanese tsukamaki handle wraps. The techniques are explained step by step, including
detailed photos. The costs for making your wraps, in materials and tools, are minimal, and you can equip
both your handmade knives and your manufactured knives with paracord handle wraps.
Jan Dox
is a Belgian knifemaker and former parachutist. He has occupied himself with handle wraps in
Japanese and tactical style since 1986 and is now seen as one of the leading experts in this area in Europe.
Size: 6" × 9" • 564 color images • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5425-0 • spiral bound • $24.99
other books you may enjoy!
Andean Sling Braids: New Designs for Textile Artists,
978-0-7643-5103-7, $39.99
• Leather Braiding,
978-0-87033-039-1, $9.99
• Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 1,
978-0-7643-4015-4, $24.99
Gourd Lights:
How to Make 9 Beautiful Lamp and Lantern Projects
Susan Nonn
• Step by step, construct beautiful, unusual lamps to enhance any room
• An inspiring idea gallery shows works of art by today’s gourd “light” artists
• A concise glossary of lighting components makes your Internet research and your electrical wiring easier
Written for anyone wanting to build a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gourd lamp, these 9 step-by-step projects
include lamps with bases, gourd lamp shades, and wall sconces. Also included is an inspiring gallery of the
creative lamps that gourd “light” artists around the world are creating today. A concise glossary of lighting
components makes your Internet research for the parts you need, and your electrical wiring process, easier,
and the book offers a resource list of where to find the supplies needed for all the projects. Although the
projects use gourds for the lamp base or shade, other craftmaterials could easily be substituted—making this
a resource of creative inspiration for making and repairing all kinds of decorative lighting projects.
Susan (Suzi) Nonn
has been interested in natural crafts all her life. For the last sixteen years she has
concentrated on gourds. She teaches workshops all over the United States. She is the coordinator for the
Gourd Gathering at Cherokee. She is the author of
Cut-out Gourd Techniques
, a book written to help gourd
artists to improve their skills with the mini-saw.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 202 color images • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5429-8 • soft cover • $19.99
other books you may enjoy!
Creating Wall Pockets: 10 Gourd Projects to Paint
and Hang,
978-0-7643-5020-7, $16.99
• Wax on Gourds: Decorative Techniques for
Transforming Gourds & Rims,
• Cut-out Gourd Techniques,
978-0-7643-4296-7, $19.99
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