Skinning your HideAway with paracord takes 10 minutes to do after you gather the materials.
People order cord-wrapping for 3 reasons:
- It looks cool.
- Some people prefer the extra cush. I can not tell the difference in feeling in actual use. I like how it makes it a little snugger for utility purposes. You can wear a HideAway while opening mail, paying bills online, etc.
- Choosing cord-wrapping means that I calculate a slightly different size HideAway to fit your hand. This means that you could at some point take off the cord-wrap, and it would fit when wearing thin gloves. Some folks are interested in this because they have found a way to attach their HideAway bikini sheath semi-permanently inside a winter coat or light summer vest.
Here's how to do it. Thanks to SWAT / LEO type Ken Brock for providing me with a picture tutorial of how he cord-wrapped his HideAway. I experimented with it some and took these pictures.
|First Step: Get a HideAway.||Decide which color paracord you'd like. I picked tan because that makes it blends in better with my skin. And because it matches my army jacket. Just kidding - I don't have an army jacket. But if I did, it would match it.|
|Find these things. Ask permission before using your spouse's fingernail scissors to prevent domestic squabbles.||Decore the paracord.|
|Cut the paracord at an angle.||Singe the ends for 1 second so they don't fray.|
|Pull enough paracord through so that |
2-3 wraps will cover it.
|Now it goes quickly. Take care to leave the EyeLOK holes open as you go around the curves. Keep the paracord pulled tight.|
|Slow up as you approach the remaining cord-wrap hole. This is the tricky part.||Make the final 2 wraps loose. You could singe the other end of the paracord and cut it at an angle too.|
|Pull through hole but keep the final 2 wraps loose.||Put it under the final 2 wraps, and pull very tightly.|
|If you didn't singe the end, a drop of glue will keep it from fraying.||Wipe off excess glue|
|Snip off the excess.||Tuck any remaining cord under the 3'rd wrap|
|Remember to return the cuticle scissors to where you got them to promote domestic tranquility.||Check the opposite side.|
|Opposite side picture.||Put a microlight through a bottom lanyard hole and you have a light and an edge all in 1 package.|
|Et voila! ||Skinned HideAway with bikini sheath.|
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