Paracord Belt, Carabiner Buckle 3.0 and 3.1…

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re probably right, but here is, maybe, the final version of the Paracord Belt with a Carabiner Buckle.

I like version 2.0 for it’s size and similarity to a normal buckle, but I wanted to have the carabiner easier to remove and use, and have a belt I could potentially hang from, like if/when zombies attack, or whatever. Using what I had, 3.0 is what I came up with, below, using 110′ or cord(28 inches per inch), 2 MS22045-1 D-Rings, 2 3/16″ shackles, and a 2″X4″ carabiner.  I had to make the little webbing buckle on the side out of 3/16″ rod, because I didn’t have one big enough.





The problem with this buckle is that it’s pretty wide. Wider than the front two loops on my favorite jeans, so I went back to the shop, and made these Twisted Triangle D-Rings out of 3/6″ square and round steel.



To make this belt, follow the instructions on the previous versions’ pages(links below). To make the D-rings, you’ll need some welding and metalwork skill, or find someone who does, or if you find somewhere to buy them, let me know too!


2.) Start out with your buckle tied in place for the first few crossings, then switch to a bungee when the tension starts to climb in the belt(you’ll see what I mean) It’s easier to get it started if it’s mounted firm.


3.) When you do crossings, flip your work over, and watch for this;


If it happens, you’ve missed a line in your weave, and it’s a pain to look back 43″ and see one of these, so check often.

4.) I have switched to doing the first crossing though the start knot, not beside it, so not like this first pic, but like the second. It seems to keep the belt from ‘necking down’ at the start.

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5.) This is about how far from the finished crossings that I work. Just enough to allow your fingers to get in there, but not far enough to miss the lines in the back.


6.) You can do this weave in a complete loop! Below I made a little ring to hold the running end of the belt.


This was my prototype, done around my hand. Actually, I kinda like the look of it for a bracelet…


Borrowed a crochet hook, tied it around 3 thicknesses of belt, because it shrinks as you weave, using gutted cord, to keep it thinner.


Moved to fingers…





22 Responses to Paracord Belt, Carabiner Buckle 3.0 and 3.1…

  1. Robyn says:

    Can you not use one D ring and then the other side on a carabiner? maybe a locking gate one.

  2. John says:

    Love your creations. If you have a spare black belt, can you sell one to me?

  3. JDFiner says:

    Can you please explain how the adjustment works on this? I don’t quite understand. Also, in one of the pictures, it looks as if the weave runs behind the carabiner, why is this? Sorry if these are stupid questions.

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  6. compfixxxer says:

    Thank you for your hard work, I can’t wait to do this!

    My only issue is making the twisted D rings. I don’t have the tools/know-how to fabricate them like you did.
    Do you recommend buying the flat D rings, heating them with a torch, and twisting them? I’ve never handled these before to know if this would impact them structurally in a negative way or not.

    • mobiobione says:

      I see we think alike. I tried that first, but they shattered, because the metal in them is tempered. I would recommend using the D-rings with small clevises, like I did on one or another of these pages. It required no tools, but the dowmside is that the D-rings are wider apart, and D-ring-clevis-carabiner-clevis-D-ring might not fit between the front two belt loops on some pants.
      I have my twisted D-ring belt usually on a pair of Duluth Trading Co, firehose cargo pants, as it seems to fit well on them.

  7. Alex says:

    I have always wanted a para-cord belt but never had the time to make one, how much would you charge for one?

    • mobiobione says:

      Sadly too much, unless you know a guy with an overseas production factory sitting idle…
      $5 for a buckle, in bulk, $10 for cord, then whatever you want to make an hour for labour for 4-5 hours work…unless you hook me up with that guy with the factory…

  8. Joe says:

    Love the belt and its single-stranded-ness. I do have one comment….I think that you could have figured out a way to “crochet” the longitudinal runs so as to make the belt COMPLETELY unravel by pulling on one cord, as opposed to having to de-loop the long runs.

    • mobiobione says:

      Well, there is a belt like that, It’s called the Slatt’s Rescue Belt! Actually, it was my attempts with it that lead me to design this. It is an awesome weave, but I found it difficult to weave and keep constant tension, and I did not like the stretch that came from the fact that it is a pure weave.

  9. Glen says:

    How much would you charge to make one of these? I have tried and failed.

    • mobiobione says:

      Failed?!? Then it is me that has failed in the poor instruction! How far did you get? What was the stumbling block? How can I instruct better? If you like, maybe we can try to work though this for a bit, let me know, before we go to the drastic measure of out-sourcing…

  10. panther1212 says:

    For the continuous loop, how did you tie the ends? And how much cord did it take? It wool be a shame to cut and gut some cord, only to find it’s too short…

    • mobiobione says:

      I’m not sure exactly how much, but you can measure your width and length and multiply by the number of lines and crossings. I ended by running a single line though the last loop, then returning to the bottom, and leaving it in a melted, flared kind of end.

  11. brianfranklin says:

    Can you leave a more detailed description of how you did the last thing, the loop that holds the running end in place? I can’t tell how exactly you started it (and completed it with one thread)

  12. geoffk says:

    they sale a twisted shackle that i think would work most hard ware stores

  13. arrowflora says:

    In step 2, I’m assuming you tie the belt buckle up at the length that you want the finished product..

  14. Kats says:

    The black belt appears to be longer with adjustability, but I do not see instructions for this step. Please advise.

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