The Thump Mat is not only decorative but also practical. On-board ships it was used to protect the decks in areas of heavy work and to deaden sound if something was dropped on the deck. Smaller versions of the thump mat also make decorative coasters for pots or cups.
Buying Old Rope I often check eBay to see if anyone is selling all the rope cheap! There are a lot of traders that do sell all rope, but they seem to think that they can market it up at … Continue reading →
Decorative Knotting Projects If you want to make some decorative knotting projects, then I would personally recommend the Book by Des Pawson – Knotcraft and Rope Mats that can be found in the Books … Continue reading →
Art of Knotting and Splicing United States Naval Institute If you can get hold of this book, I would highly recommend it! It is packed full of practical naval knots, plus a few decorative additions that sailors may have used … Continue reading →
How to Tie the Falconers Knot The Falconers Knot is used to secure a bird of prey to a perch. Actually when I say secure, the bird does have a fair amount of movement until it gets to the end … Continue reading →
How to Tie the Clove Hitch A very quick short video on how to tie the clove hitch knot. A fast and easy way to secure a line to a stanchion or pole. This knot is often used to temporarily … Continue reading →
How to tie the figure of eight knot. From the Knot Book, written by Geoffrey Budworth and Nic Compton……”The essential knot to prevent a sheet of halyard running through a block, the figure-of-eight also forms the basis of many other fancier knots. It differs from an overhand knot in that the ends emerge from the knot parallel to each other, rather that at angles. It is so much less likely to seize up when tightened.
The Fisherman’s Knot has a good quality of being a very secure knot. It is often used as a tie off knot if you want to add additional security to a knot. In the video of the Carrick Bend Loop Knot, you will see at the end how the Fisherman’s Knot is used as a tie off.
The Fisherman’s Knot is a great knot for joining two pieces of cord or rope of the same size. This is a very strong knot, but the downside is that it can be difficult to undo.
Another great application of the Fisherman’s Knot is that when used in two lines of a lanyard, it allows the wearer to adjust the length of the lanyard. The tighter the Fisherman’s knot becomes, the more it grips the line onto which it is tied.
How to Tie the Fisherman’s Bend
In this short video, you will see how this is tied as a bend, and how easy it is to adjust the lines.
The Fisherman’s Knot also known as the Englishman’s Knot, True-Lovers Knot, Waterman’s Knot and Water Knot.
How to Tie a Turk’s Head Knife Lanyard This particular version of the Turks head makes an excellent knife lanyard. This is one of my preferred knife lanyards, as it is a little bit more unusual than the average lanyard. … Continue reading →
Bosun’s Call Lanyard Video Tutorial Here is a short video that I have done to tie a simple keyring using the Bosuns Whistle Lanyard Knot Keyring. This is taken from Des Pawsons Knotcraft Book. … Continue reading →
How to Tie Common Whipping Here is a short video that I have done demonstrating how Common Whipping can be used as a covering knot. I personally think there is nothing better than seeing … Continue reading →
Basically the Moku knot is similar to French Hitching or French Whipping, except that there are two cord tied in opposite directions. Here is a short video on how to tie the Moku knot. This makes an excellent covering knot: … Continue reading →
Turks Head Cookbook The Turks head cookbook is jam packed full of different Turks heads. it starts off with very simple turks heads and goes on to more complex turks heads. There are even some that do not look too … Continue reading →
I have put together a short video on knotting tools, actually it’s really a delve into my ditty bags and see what tools I have. If you are looking for a post that deals with all knotting tools then I … Continue reading →
Last night at the Dorset Branch of the IGKT held its monthly meeting in the Royal Dorset Yacht Club The theme for the evening was to make a decorative Bell Rope Keyring. 3 Strand Plait For most members this was … Continue reading →
Fancy Lanyard I can take no credit at all for the design of this Lanyard, this is one of Des Pawson’s projects, from his book which can be purchased from this page: Des Pawson’s Knot Craft I did however follow … Continue reading →
Venue: Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth Tutors: Ken Yalden and others from the International Guild of Knot Tyers Course Aims and Objectives: Participants will be able to transfer the theory of knot tying to ‘hands on skills’, ranging from basic knot tying, … Continue reading →