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ruel

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I think Nick Arrya has something about invisible lock stitching. Basically you do the stitches where the cover strands "x" or in between strands. That way the stitching lays below the outer cover, no shredding
 

lxskllr

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How about covering it? Some electric tape, or a couple double constrictors with paracord. Or get fancy, and use the plastic cover they use for sewn splices.
 

Marc-Antoine

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The electric tape doesn't stay long. It's too thin and fragile. A few rubs on the bark and it's teared away. But it leaves its messy gum on the rope as a reminder of why you shouldn't use that. At the opposite, the paracord makes too thick of a layer. It will catch on the bark and be slided away. The heavy thermo retractable sleeve can sustain the abuse, but it seems that only the hotmelt glued version of it is able to stay in place.
I tried the first two, but not the last pne.
 

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A constrictor should hold the paracord in place. It generally won't move til you cut it off. You can remove the core yarns to make it trimmer, but there will be a bump left, even with the flat sheath.
 
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