In this video I’m going to show you how
to make this triple weave cobra sling that I made for this gun.
What’s cool about this sling is that it�s a lot wider than the double cobra weaves that
you see instructional videos for. This sling is about 1.75″ wide vs. 1.25″
wide sling for a double cobra weave This sling takes about 180 to 160 feet of
paracord to make and makes a nice heavey sling. That if you ever needed to has a ton of paracord
in it for you. It’s extra wide so it�s nice and comfortable
for you and it’s very rugged. So without wasting any more time, I’m going
to show you how to make this sling. Today I’m going to be making a paracord
sling that’s extra wide and extra heavy. It’s going to be using two single cobra
weaves side by side in the center, and I’m going to be doing another single cobra weave
over the top. I think it’s going to be a nice sling when it’s all said and done.
For the center colors today I’m going to be using olive drab.
And for the outside or top color I’m going to be using this coyote brown
Now the center colors here I’ve cut to two 50 foot lengths.
Here is 50 foot coiled up for my second core and here is my first 50 foot attached to my
board. Now my board I have these two swivel mounts
mounted 43″ apart from each other that’s because I want this sling to be 43″ when
it’s all done. So to start this off I took the first 50 feet
of cord I’ve folded it in half and looped it around the first half, sling, or sling
mount came back and this is where I’m going to start my first cobra weave.
I’m sure most of you guys know how to do a cobra stich but if you don’t, I’m going
to go ahead and do the first couple on camera here so you can see.
So the way I start I take the side that I need the knot on, usually the side oposit
of the one that was just knotted but since your just starting off you can do either side.
You do that side over, be careful since this is your first one you want to pinch your center
cords, do the other side under, and you pull it through, and the first few are going to
take a little bit since you are pulling through 25 feet of cord.
And then kind of work it up, so that’s perfect, so I did this side over last time so I’m
going to do the right side over this time, so right side over, left side under and pull
it through, again a lot of cord. So left side over right side under
And you can see your cobra stich starting out there
So right side over left side under So that’s a good start
So what you want to do is do this all the way down to the other swivel, cut it off,
then your going to do a second one right next to it.
What that will do is create an extra wide base for your third cobra weave to go over
top, this is going to act as your first of two strands for the top cobra weave.
So I will come back in a little bit and show you how progress is going.
Here I am at the first cord I just finished it up, I�m not going to tie it off or anything
right now I�m just going to leave the ends loose, and we will somehow tie it in with
the third layer. But for now we are going to just leave it loose.
You can see, this is a pretty strong piece basically like a 43″ long paracord bracelet.
So now we are going to start the next one and um, we’ll get going.
Ok so here we are with the second strand started. As you can see it�s basically two paracord
bracelet strands that are going to run completely lengthwise all the way down to the end.
Just like we are using these two strands to form our cobra weave around, this will become
the two strands for our third cobra weave. Making a nice wide flat sling.
Something else, I started at opposite ends yo will see the end that you start weaving
at you will have two loops, and the end that’s at the bottom has one loop.
So my sling will effectively have three loops on both ends from just the two inner strands,
and then the third strand that goes on top will have some way of tying into the ends.
So I’m going to keep weaving and I will give you an update shortly.
Ok so I thought I�d stop for a minute and show you the progress.
We’re about halfway through on the second strand, maybe a little bit less starting to
look really good, you are starting to see how wide this thing is going to be it’s
going to be wider than this but you can see the base to it.
You can figure it’s just a little wider with a third cobra weave over top, so it’s
going to be a nice wide flat sling, I’m pretty excited about this one.
So yep I�ll be right back Ok so I’ve got both sides, both centers
down now. And all I did is I took each end over the
swivel and I double knotted it. And I’m going to cut it here and burn it.
And it will kind of tuck down and we’ll braid right over it.
You can see I did it for both ends the same way, just looped it over the swivel, double
knotted it and we’re going to cut it then we’ll braid right over it. Here’s our two cores for our third paracord
cobra weave. I’m going to go ahead and cut and burn the
ends and show you what it looks like, Here’s what it looks like after you’ve
cut the knot and I actually think I’m going to leave it out of the weave, I’m going
to start my weave here and work my way down. There will be a knot hanging out the end but
I don’t think it’s going to be that noticeable. It will prevent that akward bulge at each
end. You know it’s a nice secure knot, I think
I’m going to start on one of these sides and kinda get my top layer going and we will
just start cobra weaving over the top. I will get it set up, I�m going to be using
the full 100 feet for this, and I’m using this coyote brown
I think it’s going to look really nice over the olive drab. I’ll be right back.
So what I did is split this 100 foot piece into two 50 foot pieces by doing a simple
overhand knot. Or slip knot onto this swivel, and I just
tightened it up on the knot here, you know to just make it kind of look nice, this is
going to be the bottom so I’m not too worried about the way this thing looks when I start
it. So I’m going to start by going like this
and taking the right side over, and pulling it under all the way across then pulling it
through. And there is a full 50 feet here so it takes
a little bit to pull all the way through, just take your time.
Ok, then tighten it down. So then, the first one might look a little
bit goofy, but it will look pretty good once you get going.
Then you want to have this one come up� Sorry other way, now this is really just the
same thing as the cobra stich just over a lot bigger core.
Pull it thorugh, takes a little bit. Alright go ahead and pull it over, you can
kind of see how it�s gong to look. Alright guys so I’ve made some progress
on this sling, my strings are a little bit shorter here, I’m going to do a couple of
stiches a little slower so you can see how I’m doing this top third cobra weave.
Then I’m going to show you the whole sling then I’m going to finish this thing off
and show you what it looks like. So you can see this last stich here I just
came up, that tells me that it needs to go back down and under.
So that’s the side that needs to go underneath and up the other side.
That’s how I remember it, I always look for the side that needs to go underneath the
core of the sling. My pieces are still pretty long, I think the
full 100 feet was more than was needed, I’ll annotate how much cordage is actually needed,
but I didn’t want to cut it short and accidently run out of string.
You don’t want to put this much work in then run out.
So now this side is up as you can see, so it needs to go down and under so we will cross
over, cross over the piece down under and back up.
It takes a little bit to pull the cord through, be patient methodical try not to get things
tangled up. Snug up, now I’m going pretty tight here
but not too tight, you don�t want these center cords to fold on you.
You want to go just tight enough that they stay next to each other.
So this piece just came up so it needs to go back up, so basically the bottom piece
always stays on the bottom and the top piece stays on the top. Your just kind of criss
crossing and knitting them together. So just wanted to show you guys a few stiches
now that the strings are a little bit shorter and more manageable.
This one just came up so it needs to go back down and under.
Alright so here we are at the end of the sling, I’m going to go ahead and cut these off
loop it underneath here and maybe thread it through a couple of these strands and stip
off the cords. Ok I got the two ends snipped, going to come
in from the backside it will look nice and neat on the front, notice I�m putting all
the knots on the same side of the sling, that way when your put it on the gun you have one
side that is more presentable than the other side.
I don’t know that�s just the way I like to do these.
So it’s pretty easy to pull these through since these weaves are pretty good sized.
Just kind of do one at a time, tighten as you go.
Ok so now that you have your two loose strands pulled through, go ahead and snip them and
do your final burn. Ok the paracord sling is all done I’m going
to go ahead and take it off the board and I�m going to put it on the table with a
gun and show you what it looks like. Now that I finished weaving this triple cobra
weave, I wanted to show you how it compares to this double cobra weave that I made in
a previous video. This sling is quite a bit wider, this triple
cobra weave is about 1.75 to 2.00 inches wide and this double cobra weave is only about
1.25 inches wide So a full half inch to 3 quarters wider on
this sling and the thickness is a little bit thicker but not really that much thicker and
it’s defiantly a wider sling. And I think it’s going to be a really nice
addition to my friends collection. I made this for my friends Mossberg 500.
You can use the same technique for say a belt or something else, but I happen to use it
to make a gun sling So thanks for watching please like and subscribe
and I have a lot more videos coming your way.