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This isn’t a bracelet to relive the 80s, simply a different take on the standard Solomon Bar Paracord Bracelet that resembles a DNA strand.
Funny enough, this knot is what happens when you don’t tie a standard Solomon Bar, or a Cobra Knot for some of you out there, the right way. You’re left with a twisted pattern that actually makes a neat design.
We wanted to not only highlight the Twisted Solomon Bar with this week’s Knot of the Week, but to also demonstrate an alternative method of closure on a paracord bracelet with a loop and Lanyard Knot. This closure can be used for any type of paracord bracelet.
Twisted Solomon Bar
While we’ve chosen to demonstrate the Twisted Solomon Bar with standard Type III Paracord, it creates a bulky bracelet that you may or may not like. An option is to use smaller Type I Paracord, or Dummy Cord, to weave your new bracelet.
You’ll loose the functionality of carrying paracord with you wherever you go, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices in the name of Tactical Fashion, right? Another option to slim down the bracelet girth is to gut the paracord on both the inner foundation strand and the outer working strand.
There’s a detailed video for tying this complete bracelet below, but we’ve added some photos and here’s a link to the Solomon Bar KOTW and the Lanyard Knot KOTW these should help you if you’re having trouble following along with the video and photos.
Twisted Solomon Bar Paracord Bracelet » Decorative
(Strength: 4/Secure: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 4) **Ratings shown are for Solomon Bar Knot, not the Twisted Solomon Bar Paracord Bracelet**Please refer to our Knot of the Week introduction post for a description of what these ratings mean.
- Decorative Bracelet
- Carrying Paracord for Emergency Purposes
We tied this Twisted Solomon Bar Paracord Bracelet using a 3 ft. length of paracord for the foundation and a 10 ft. length of paracord for the working cord.
- Find the middle of the foundation cord (3 ft. section) and halve it
- Find the middle of the working cord (10 ft. section) and halve it
- Place the middle of the working cord across the halved foundation cord and tie and overhand knot
- Take the right side working end over the foundation cord
- Take the left side working end over the right side you just brought over, around the back of the foundation cord and up through the loop you just created (stay to the right of the foundation cord)
- Tighten up the knot you’ve just created
- Repeat the same process; over with the right and down, around and through with the left
- Continuing this pattern will create the natural DNA like twist in the paracord
- Continue repeating steps 4-6 until you’ve reached a good ending point and the length is right at your wrist size (a little bit more length will be added with the lanyard knot)
- At this point you’ll want to terminate the working ends by cutting and fusing them (see photos and video)
- Using your foundation cord you’re now going to tie the Lanyard Knot and finish the bracelet after cutting & fusing the remaining working ends
- Please refer to the instructions in our Lanyard Knot KOTW for tying the successive steps or view the video below
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