In this tutorial you will learn how to tie a rather simple, decorative and beautifully symetrical knot in using two strands of a line. This can be done as a single and also a double, which you will see in the video.
The Bosun’s Call or the Bosun’s Pipe
In the main title of this blog post, I have called it the Bosun’s Whistle Lanyard Knot. However, there are many a Bosun’s out there that will correct you on calling the actual instrument a whistle. It is more often referred to as a Bosun’s Call or a Bosun’s Pipe. I have included the word whistle, as many people will not recognise call or pipe, but they will now!
Here is a quick video to show you how to tie the How to tie the Bosun’s Whistle Knot; Sailors Knife Lanyard; Single Strand Diamond; Two Strand Diamond; Knotting; This knot seems to have a lot of names even in Ashley’s. OK whatever you want to call it, just click on the video below
Bosun’s Whistle Lanyard Knot Video
What is a Bosun’s Call or Pipe Used For?
The bosun’s call or pip is used to give commands, pass information or sounded as part of a saluting ceremony when I high ranking officer comes on-board a ship. There are various different tunes or warbles that sailors understand without the need of verbal information.
Decorative Knot Book Recommendation
I would personally recommend the book by Des Pawson from the list of books below. If you a looking to create decorative knots and turn them into some form of useful project, then this is an excellent book to get.
|Ashley Book of Knot (ABoK) This really is the bible of all knots, consisting of over 600 pages and over 3000 diagrams Rating:|
|Knot Craft and Rope Mats: 60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs by Des Pawson Rating:|
|The Marlinspike Sailor by Harvey Garret Smith If you are starting to build a collection of knotting books, then this is a great one to have in your library. Rating:|
|A Practical Guide to Tying Knots by Geoffrey Budworth This book contains 75 bends, hitches, knots, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings. Rating:|