Backhand Hitch – One of The Best Securing Knots

Backhand Hitch – What a fantastic knot for securing to a tie down rail or ring. This is a little-known knot, but is a good contender for one of the best knots to add to your arsenal of knots!! So … Continue reading

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Round Turn Two Half Hitches – How to Tie

The Round Turn and Two Half Hitches it often referred to as a useful boating knot. A Round Turn and Two (or more) Half Hitches is commonly used for attaching a boat mooring line to a dock post or ring. … Continue reading

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Ocean Plait Mat – How to Tie the Ocean Plait Mat – Sailors Mat Tutorial

Ocean Plait MatOcean Plait Mat – A great way of protecting your deck or if you just want a decorative mat and if using smaller cord this makes a great coaster. So #LetsGetKnotting :

 

 

 

 

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Transom Knot for Seizing and Lashing Poles etc at Right Angles

Transom Knot: Have you ever wanted to say tie a round object like a torch to a pole, or one pole to another pole at right angles securely? Well, then this is a real nifty knot to know!! So #LetsGetKnotting :

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Star Knot Crowned – How to Tie

Star Knot Crowned – In today’s little video, I use four coloured rope to show how the Star Knot is tied. Hopefully, some people will find this easier to follow because of the colours and the use of a hefty … Continue reading

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Kringle Mat – How to Make a Kringle Mat with Rope and Paracord

Kringle MatHow to Make a Kringle Mat with Rope. In this video I will show you how to make a Kringle Mat using Paracord. Normally the Kringle mat is made using old rope. Due to filming restraints I decided to make it with Paracord. Even though this Kringle Mat was made with Paracord, the exact same principle can be applied when using rope.

The exact measurements of rope used are at the end of the video.

I have also put a quick drawing of the procedure of making the Kringle Mat here:

Kringle MatKringle Mat

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Paracord Survival Bracelet with Metal Stamped ID Tag – Easy to Make Tutorial

Paracord Survival Bracelet CoordParacord Survival Bracelet with Metal Stamped ID Tag – Easy to Make Tutorial.

How to make a Paracord Bracelet with a Metal ID Tag. In this video I will show you how to make a decorative, yet easy to make Paracord ID Bracelet. You may have a favourite place, name, team, or even coordinates of a favourite location. So why not have a metal ID stamped with the information and then incorporate it into a stylish Paracord Survival Braclet.

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Sizes of Paracord:

Measure circumference of wrist and then add just over 1 inch
When calculating the amount of cord required for a Portuguese Sennit: For every inch of sennit you create you need about 12 inches of Paracord e.g. an 8 inch bracelet would require 8 foot of Paracord (I also add a little extra just to be on the safe side).

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Rope Cord Supplies from Mikko Snellman Ropeworks- Belfast Cord, Polished, Hemp Cotton Rope – Review

Mikko Snellman RopeworksRope Cord Supplies Mikko Snellman Ropeworks Review. Basically in this video you will be staring at a box and watching me open it. For most viewers you will want to slash your wrists after about a minute 😉 However, for those of you that are interested in obtaining “Belfast Cord” quality then this is the video to watch. In the box is some of the finest rope that I have ever had the privilege to handle! For those of you that do traditional knotting, then this is the rope that you really do want to use. All the cords are natural ranging from cotton to good old polished hemp. With this rope you will be able to make beautiful crafted knots such as the Turks Head or Star Knot.

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Sailors Whisk Knot – Sailors Swab Knot – How to Tie

In today’s world the Sailors Whisk makes a good crumb sweeper for a table or as a scouring brush for cleaning pots and pans.

In this little knotting project I will be showing how to make a sailors whisk using a footrope knot (also known as a diamond knot or lanyard knot) This is a fairly simple knotting tutorial, the hardest part is the time it takes to separate the fibres of the rope.

 

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Monkey Fist Heaving Line or Monkey Fist Key Fob? How to Tie

Monkey FistHow to tie the Monkey’s Fist for a Heaving Line or as a Decorative Monkey’s Fist Key Fob. In this video I will show you how to tie the Monkey’s Fist knot. I will be using a large diameter rope, so as to make it easier to see what I am doing.

The monkeys fist was designed to form a weight on the end of a heaving line. However, because of this symmetrical pattern, this is  knot was also used as a decorative knot. This knot is often used as light pulls, keyrings or key fobs. The working end can either be spliced or whipped to the standing part, or tucked inside the knot

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Constrictor Knot Tying with Working End & Folded Method – How to Tie

How to Tie the Constrictor Knot Using the Working End and the Folded Method. This knot is more a tool than merely a knot, the constrictor knot has perhaps more uses than any other single knot and should rank highly on your list of knots to know or learn. Amongst its uses are; the temporary whipping of the end of a rope, or at the join of a splice; a grip around a bundle of lines; a clamp to hold an object whilst this is being glued and for general use as a third hand to hold something.

 

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The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension. It is useful when the length of a line will need to be periodically adjusted in order to maintain tension. It is made by tying a rolling hitch around the standing part after passing around an anchor object. Tension is maintained by sliding the hitch to adjust size of the loop, thus changing the effective length of the standing part without retying the knot.

It is typically used for securing tent lines in outdoor activities involving camping, by arborists when climbing trees,[1] for tying down aircraft,[2] for creating adjustable moorings in tidal areas,[3] and to secure loads on vehicles. A versatile knot, the taut-line hitch was even used by astronauts during STS-82, the second Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.[4]

The Farrimond friction hitch is a quick release adjustable friction hitch for use on lines under tension. It is useful when the length of a line will need to be periodically adjusted in order to maintain or adjust tension whilst remaining quick and easy to untie; such as when hanging the ridge line for a Basha. It can be used in very effective conjunction with the Siberian hitch for this purpose.

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Snake Knot Two Colour How to Tie

Two Colour Snake Knot LanyardHow to Tie the Two Colour Snake Knot Lanyard. In a previous video I showed how to tie the single colour Snake Knot: 🎬 https://youtu.be/ae460LXyoTw In this video I show how to tie the two colour snake knot lanyard and how to hide the join, where the two different coloured Paracords are joined. There is a video here on how to join Paracord: 🎬 https://youtu.be/UwUcm6CUdN8

In this video I also mention the Diamond Knot: 🎬 https://youtu.be/RnfD_o1YANY

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Anchor Bend or Nilsson Knot How to Tie

Anchor BendAnchor Bend or Nilsson Knot How to Tie This knot is more commonly known as the anchor bend, however, many Anglers know this knot as the Nilsson Knot. after the Canadian Angling author, and use it for attaching fishing hooks lures and swivels.

This particular ring hitch works exceptionally well when ropes and cords are wet and slimy. When ropes are wet or slimy then quite often a round turn on two half hitches is not suitable knot to secure an object.

This particular knot should not be confused wit the Fisherman’s Bend, as there is a subtle difference in the tying of the two knots.

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Chinese Crown Knot Paracord Lanyard How to Tie

Chinese Crown Knot LanyardChinese Crown Knot Paracord Lanyard How to Tie.This is a nice simple and easy knot to tie. This knot is great for tying short lanyard to a knife. This Chinese Crown Knot Lanyard could also be used for other things such as a neck lanyard or a decorative piece of cord to secure something. Please note that although I used Paracord, it can also be made with other cords, natural or synthetic.

Chinese Crown Knot, Japanese Crown Knot, Japanese Success Knot, Rustler’s Knot, Friendship Knot, cross knot, and square knot. It is knot #808 in the ‘Ashley Book of Knots'(ABoK).

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Anglers Loop or Perfection Loop – Quick Release Version – How to Tie

Anglers Loop or Perfection KnotThis particular version of the anglers loop is taken from The Knot Book by Geoffrey Budworth: Anglers Loop it may sound like a fishing knot, but this all purpose loop is useful for sailors too, particularly as it holds well in bungee cord, which wiggles free from many otherwise dependable knots, even the trusty bowline. Its other name is the perfection loop – anyone who uses it on a regular basis will know the reason why. With the introduction of synthetic ropes the anglers loop has come of age, it is ideally suited to today’s more slippery cordage and therefore well worth adding to your repertoire knots.

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Joining Two Different Coloured Cords of Paracord Together with Turbo Lighter Tutorial

Joining or Welding Paracord TogetherJoining Two Colours of Paracord Together with Turbo Lighter Tutorial. The Welding Method and the Interlock Method of joining Paracord.

In this tutorial I will be showing two different methods of joining Paracord using a Turbo lighter. This is especially useful when doing decorative knot work. The first process is not as secure as the second process, as this just involves welding the two end of Paracord together with the Turbo lighter. The second method is more secure as it incorporates the weaving of the two ends together.

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Chest Becket’s Video by Mikko Snellman Making

Chest Becket

This Chest Becket Made by Jeff Wyatt

This is a short Video that Knotting Wizard Mikko has made, showing the process of making a Chest Becket. Please be advised that this is not a tutorial, but you will learn how a Chest Becket is made!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Triple Loop Bowline How to Tie Tutorial

Triple Loop BowlineTriple Loop Bowline How to Tie Tutorial. Once you have learnt how to tie the common Bowline, then this version with three loops will be an easy one for you to tie. When tying the Triple Loop Bowline, each individual loop can be adjusted to a different size if required. This can also be used as an improvised chair sling for an emergency rescue situation. This version of the Bowline can used as a multi-point anchorage for various activities.

Here are other Bowline Videos:

🎬 Bowline on a Bight: https://youtu.be/YQk0Y1pA3h0
🎬 Bowline: https://youtu.be/ALQzG-mx-qw
🎬 Flying Bowline: https://youtu.be/WefezmOLLyc

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Snake Knot Knife Lanyard Simple Easy to Tie Tutorial

Snake Knot Knife LanyardParacord Snake Knot Knife Lanyard Easy to Tie Tutorial. The snake knot is a really easy knot to learn to tie. If you want a decorative knife lanyard or key lanyard then this is a really good knot to learn. This knot is also especially goo for the beginner, as it is very simple and decorative at the same time.

 

 

 

In this video the Paracord Snake Lanyard could also be finished off with:

🎬  Single Diamond Knot
🎬 Double Matthew Walker Knot Video

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