How to Tie Cockscombing
Here I have done a short video on Cockscombing. Originally Cockscombing was used to cover parts of a rope to protect it from chaffing. However these days it makes a splendid decorative covering, and each end can be covered with a Turks Head to make it more decorative. Another good use is to use it as a protective covering on handles that may get hot, such a metal kettle handle.
How to Tie Cockscombing Video
In this video you will learn how to tie Cockscombing, another form of Ringbolt Hitching. This is not only a decorative way of covering the eye of a rope, but also a great way of protecting a rope from chaffing.
What is Cockscombing Used For?
Cockscombing is a way of protecting parts of a rope from chaffing. Cockscombing is usually tied around the eye of a rope, this protects the rope and as a result will last longer. Cockscombing can also be tied around rings through with rope is passed, giving added protection from wear. The other advantage is that Cockscombing gives a rope a fine decorative finish.
What is Ringbolt Hitching Used For?
Ringbolt Hitching is a way of protecting ropes from chaffing. Ringbolt Hitching can be tied around rope or other object to which a rope is attached. The advantage of Ringbolt Hitching is that it give a rope additional protection from wear. Ringbolt Hitching is also used in decorative ropework.
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Black Bell Rope Cockscombing
Below is an image of the a bell rope, currently under construction. The line is 1mm black tarred line, and I am using Cockscombing to go around the rope core. This will then be bent around the metal thimble.