I wanted a wrist strap for my camera and in looking around the internet I found that it would be easy to make one out of parachute cord. The only problem was the best description I could find was a video produced by a German photographer, Bo Ismono (link to his video) and I found that I was always having to start and stop it to figure out what to do. Also missing were lengths so I had to make a couple before getting it right.
My version of this strap used 12 feet of parachute cord and a 1″ split ring. I decided to forgo a carabiner to keep the assembly simpler and quietier. The cobra knot is what we will be tying.
First you need to find the center point of the para cord.
Then measure about 14″ from the center point
Like Bo, I secured the center of the cord to something I could pull on to make it easier to tighten up the knots.
The first pair of knots are the hardest. Below is the first of the pair-
Now the second of the pair-
Once you have figured out how to tie a pair of these knots you are on your way to quickly finish up the project. Below you can see how I am progressing-
Now all I need to do is cut the extra cord and melt it so it won’t unravel.
Here is a melted end-
All that needs to be done now is attach it to the camera and go take pictures!