Simple Wrap Handle (SWH)

FF -- Handle - Simple Wrap

The Simple Wrap Handle (SWH) most straightforward way to make a handle for your flogger is to simply wrap a rope around a core formed by the strands that go on to make your transition knots and your falls.  You can do so either by using one of the strands that that is part of the flogger itself—just making that strand longer to accommodate for the extra rope needed for the handle—or by adding a second rope for the handle wrap

I almost always use a core because I like firmer handles …  Here I’m using a wooden dowel.  For a handle with a slightly softer touch, you could use a short piece of rope (the same kind of rope as the rest of your project) as your core.

I happen to have six strands in this project, so I chose a wooden dowel that had the same diameter as my rope so that the ropes will cleanly surround the core.  If your project has a greater number of strands, you can use a larger core.  For example, if you have eight or nine ¼” strands in your project, a core that is ½” in diameter works pretty well…

Rope Consumption:

With ¼” (~6mm) rope, if wrapping around a 7 strand bundle (1 in the middle, surrounded by 6)

Rope Diameter Amount of rope needed / linear inch (or cm) covered Approx. Number of wraps per linear inch (it flattens out a little) Approx. amount needed to cover 7 inches
1/4” 14”/inch (~14cm/cm) 4 98” (~2.5m)
1/8” 19”/inch (~19cm/cm) 7-8 133” (~3.4m)
1/16” 37”/inch (~37cm/cm) 14-15 259” (~6.6m)

If your handle is smaller or larger than this you will need different amounts.

The pictures below show this done with 1/4″ (6mm) rope.  This video shows that, and also what it would look like with 1/8″ (3mm) paracord.  In the Kara’s Rebuke tutorial, I show in more detail how to connect a handle rope into your project by anchoring it to the handle core.

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