Some folks have followed the Boondoggleman's 'Completion Stitch' tutorial to finish their round/square crown sinnet lanyards and fobs.
I followed the khww.net tutorial for the 'Ginfer knot', a turks head variation, to tie a couple examples with 3/4" wooden balls for cores with the sides open, and one with a smaller ball bearing core with the sides closed. I tied them around a 1" cylinder without using a grid or pins. It has a directional pattern similar to a Spanish ring/Woven ring knot.
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Not the greatest picture because I took it with my iphone. But I just got a few Whisteloc's in and made a bracelet with one.
Here's the 'Oblong Knot', which is a rectangular variation of the 'Chinese Cloverleaf Knot'. The instructions for this one are found in Geoffrey Budworth's 'The Complete Book of Decorative Knots'.
And before tightening...
I pulled one paracord strand end back through the center of the tightened oblong knot, using hemotstats to create a loop on one end, and added a Spartan Helmet bead(my only Blade Show acquisition, besides three Diet Cokes). Finished by adding a cord lock and lanyard knot with the ends for wrist lanyard use...
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From top to bottom:
Single solomon bar/cobra stitch bracelet with curved buckles.
Double solomon bar/cobra stitch bracelet with whisteloc buckles.
EDC Gerber Profile with a fob I made a while back.
5.11 Tactical Sidekick with 360* wrap and chinese knot fob ( ended up taking them off, felt strange since the knife is so small ).
First off, find all of your work amazing.
Just starting and your blog has been a great help, Thank You!
Was wondering what and where I may find pieces for a knot tying tool kit. I'm improvising but can see I may be doing damage to paracord as I try to wedge in there (I'm defalting to fly tying tools )
Any suggestions as to where and what one should have for knot tying? Trying to think of tools that have dull points etc.
Your skills have inspired me to get into this, its damn fun but man do my hands hurt (statins make if hard on me to button shirts, this gets challenging ! ).
Hemostats/forceps, which are good for pulling/tucking cord. They sometimes come with somewhat sharp/jagged teeth that need sanding down a little bit around the edges, so they don't catch/snag on the paracord.
Clay stylus, which have a rounded point at the tip which helps work slack out of monkey's fists and turks head knots.
Perma-Lok lacing needles for working/feeding cord around turks head knots, and half hitching/needle hitching projects.
Here's a 'Planet Earth' globe knot, ABoK knot #2216...
A wrist lanyard for my Pale Horse Fighters Model 13 by Paul Granger. I used 1.4mm nylon cord, in a 3 strand braid, Matthew Walker knots on both ends, and added a sliding wooden bead covered with a turks head knot variation(globe knot)...
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I followed this tutorial to try tying a 45 face globe knot, with 1.4mm nylon cord. I first tied it around a magic marker, making 3 passes, then slid it off and gradually tightened it around a 3/4" wooden ball.
And a 45 face paracord globe knot, tightened over a 1.25" foam ball...
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A 45 face globe knot, tied with 1.4mm cord over a 1/2" marble, attached to a Victorinox Signature Lite. The little bugger took a long time to work all the slack out. The photo looks a little odd because I edited it with a 'fresco' paint effect.
Hey Stormdrane, do you ever make any braided slings? I've made several of these using 3/16" clothes line, masons twine and jute twine. I just started using the square crown finished with the completion stitch similar to the one on the SOG Trident above, just much shorter. I prefer the round 4 and 6 strand round braids, but the 3 pair flat braid is the easiest to learn.
like this one I made a couple years ago. I just haven't gotten around to trying other designs, like those found on Slinging.org, where I'm also a forum member.
Globe knot made with gutted paracord and 1.4mm cord, over a foam ball.
Hey guy !!
I'm very happy when i see your job !! Very good. I'm posted latter my work
I just want to know were you find supplies (beads) for decorative ends please ?
Where i can buy it ??
I'm french, did you know online store please ?
Ps : You're Military or just knot's fan ?
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