Cockscombing Tutorial

Cockscombing Tutorial

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.

In the image of the Bell Rope below you will see from left to right, Cockscombing, two Turks Heads and Continues Crowning over Puddening. This Blog post will tell you what is puddening.

Cockscombing on a Bell Rope

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.

Ringbolt Hitching and Cockscombing Blog Posts

Click on these links for more information on How to Tie Ringbolt Hitching or How to Tie Cockscombing

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.

Cockscombing or 3 Strand Ringbolt Hitching



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