Bushman Wrap

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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:48 AM ( #31 )
Geez guys quit posting these sites with all the cool stuff...I am not going to have enough cash left to buy anymore Cold Steel....lol
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Sunday, May 31, 2009 9:18 PM ( #32 )
Absintheur Thank you very much for the tutorial!!


I need to get some paracord and try that, might be a good excuse to get a Bushman Bowie too.
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Wednesday, June 03, 2009 5:38 AM ( #33 )



what i did with my bushman. didnt want to have the cord going through the handle as i want to turn it into a spear.

also used thicker cord to make the handle bigger.
 
bigger pics are in my picture gallery.
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Monday, June 08, 2009 11:26 AM ( #34 )
is your cord cored ? ive got a boat load of para cord ...i usually core it , lays flater..now i wants one too
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Monday, June 08, 2009 11:41 AM ( #35 )
I like that Nick, I think I am going to do this to the other Bowie Blade Bushman.
How exactly did you do that though?  I even looked at the bigger pix and I am having trouble seeing how to do BOTH of the ends. 
Also, what length of cord did you end up using?

I don't take the stuffing out of my cord, I want to have all the cordage I can possibly have in a survival situation.
That is the reason I am wrapping the handle as much as anything, to have the cordage in such situations.

I do core the cord for other wraps though, like when I did my Kopis Machete, that was just for looks.


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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:07 AM ( #36 )
warty, ill have to get back to you and do a step by step like tattoo art did.
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:55 PM ( #37 )
groovy!  That will be a appreciated!

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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Monday, June 22, 2009 11:57 AM ( #38 )
Wonderful work!  Thanks for sharing the tutorial.  I think I'll try it on my local machete first.  :)
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Monday, June 22, 2009 8:02 PM ( #39 )
I gotta do this! Thanks again for the tutorial. 
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Sunday, July 05, 2009 11:50 AM ( #40 )
I ordered some para cord to do this wrap, but I just remembered that the sheath to my Bushman is the old style, not the newer survival sheath....will this wrap work with the old sheath?


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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:17 PM ( #41 )
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Friday, July 10, 2009 12:30 PM ( #42 )
I wrapped mine came out great, but it was a too tight for me in the old sheath.  I didn't take any pics before I unwrapped it, but it did look real good.   I am thinking of trying some decoy line or some sort of thinner cord.  Either that or I will wait untill I get around to ordering a new bushman.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Saturday, July 25, 2009 2:18 AM ( #43 )
I was able to do the same wrap on my sjambok handle. Boy, does it ever give you more control and power! It's a whole new weapon, now.
 

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Re:Bushman Wrap - Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:27 AM ( #44 )
I have one of the old sjamboks with the ridged red handle that's uncomfortable as hell.  I'm gonna have to try out that paracord wrap.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:30 AM ( #45 )
It's funny, because I spotted this post today, and I had just cord wrapped my Bowie Bushman yesterday. I just did a simple whip on mine, but I'm pleased with the results. I also wrapped my sheath, attaching a Molle radio pouch to it over the factory pouch. This radio pouch is bulky, but it will allow for the addition of a couple of small baking pans, so I can piece together the survival kit that I found here.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Friday, December 25, 2009 11:43 PM ( #46 )
Great job Absintheur,

I intended to model mine after yours but I kinda got sidetracked. For one, I wanted to address the gaping hole in the handle nearest the blade. I know others are gluing little rubber plugs, tape, and such. I just wanted this to be as simple as possible with no possibility of losing any pieces to this puzzle such as those little rubber plugs.

Another issue I wanted to address was the lack of any hilt or hand/finger guard. I also wanted this solution to be straight forward with no extra parts to lose. I didn't want to JB Weld or solder anything to the bushman either.

This is what i came up with. I started with a Turks Head  knot. It solves both of my problems at once. It's flat weave completely covers the aforementioned "gaping hole" and second it's location provides a bit of a raised surface between my fingers and the blade.

I took this picture before I actually completed this project so it shows the untrimmed standing end of the para cord before I trimmed it. I ended up using a monkey fist for the extra paracord. I use it to seal up the handle. The other end of the handle with the smaller hole is already taken care of using the turks head knot above.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Saturday, December 26, 2009 6:09 AM ( #47 )
Excellent wrap bro but you should have started a new tutorial with it. This discussion took place over 6 months ago.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Saturday, December 26, 2009 10:38 AM ( #48 )
I posted here on purpose to credit Absintheur. True, his posting is old but it has also become a excellent reference for those who are trying this for the first time. My posting really wasn't supposed to be another tutorial. It's just a nod to him and his original effort.

Thank you for your input and I welcome any others who wish to comment.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Friday, January 01, 2010 3:25 PM ( #49 )
I should have thought about doing a tutorial, but alas, I have it completed and I'm not going to unwrap it. Perhaps I'll get another one soon. Meanwhile there are loads of information on the turks head knot. Here's one of many.   http://www.animatedknots.com/turkshead/index.php
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Friday, January 01, 2010 11:10 PM ( #50 )
love the tutorial gonna do my 3 and my mini now the steel handle gets cold here in canada but next time instead of unwrapping yours to show us ill send u mine to do then just send it back lmao
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Saturday, January 02, 2010 5:30 AM ( #51 )
bbbb, I see it!

AikiJohn, nice work on the hande.Thanks for posting the link to the how-to. I have like 20 pictures I was trying to get straight to write this up and got very confused once I started describing them.

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Re:Bushman Wrap - Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:19 PM ( #52 )
My hat's off to all of you who posted such good ideas! Here is a pic from an auction on ebay I came across the other day (I hope the picture shows up OK). Notice the top of the bowie blade is rounded off and the cold blued to give the blade a leaf shape like a classic spear head. The handle is covered in cloth type "Hockey tape" (Renfrew brand is best, and is $6.00 delivered on ebay). I was thinking that wrapping the handle with paracord over hockey tape would give a better feel, the paracord would grip the handle better, and if you actually remove/use the paracord out in the field you will still be able to use/grip the knife effectively. BTW, after you wrap the handle in paracord, wet it slightly and then let dry. The cord will shrink a bit (about 10%) to a really tight fit. It's the filler strands that shrink.
 
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:27 PM ( #53 )
^ I did this exact thing.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:57 PM ( #54 )
I wanted that blade so bad. I do'nt have the tools to do that with, or I'd be out workin on it right now.
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Friday, December 21, 2012 8:16 PM ( #55 )
Absintheur


Was playing with my Bushman and decided to try a para cord wrap...here is how it turned out. It will still fight in the sheath...tightly...and feels very non-slip now.
 

I used your method, too.  All I had was purple and a little bit of olive.  I think it turned out really nice.  Being a Vikings fan I don't mind the purple ;)




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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:10 AM ( #56 )
thanks!

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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:03 AM ( #57 )
This thread is great. Thanks for the tutorials, guys! Gotta try this with my Bushman!
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:43 PM ( #58 )
Nice tutorial but I can't realize this wrap cause I ve got the Bowie Bushman Secure-Ex. The grip system can t authorize to put paracord on the knife . I try many other way but the result isn't looking good. So I cancel.
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Re:Simple, straight cord wrap with no weave - Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:51 PM ( #59 )
A very old thread but interesting.  I'm going to have to get or make one of those breacher bars, now that's the way to batton wood.  I'll save my knives for cutting.  Might have to modify a sheath to hold the breacher and the knife.  Nice thing about cord wrapping is that it's fun, productive, cheap and requires hardly any tooling cost.  
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Re:Bushman Wrap - Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:53 PM ( #60 )

Try "bank line" or "trot line".  It's much smaller in diameter so has less bulk but makes a nice wrap too.  




Sam


Nice tutorial but I can't realize this wrap cause I ve got the Bowie Bushman Secure-Ex. The grip system can t authorize to put paracord on the knife . I try many other way but the result isn't looking good. So I cancel.


Sturgeon's Law  "90% of everything is Crap" 
 
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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin 
 
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