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. It is slightly more difficult tie than some of the other lanyards, but I think the end result is well worth it.
This is a short video that I made on how to tie the two bite Turk’s Head. In this particular case I have made a short lanyard, however, this knot can easily be extending to form a covering knot:
Bosun’s Call Lanyard Knot
Once you have completed your two bight Turks Head Lanyard, a nice finishing touch is to put a Bosun’s Call Lanyard Knot in the end. This finishes off your knot with a lovely Diamond Knot, which can of course be doubled should you wish. How to Tie the Bosun’s Call Lanyard Knot.
Tying the Turks Head on a Mandrill
You will need two pins at the top and bottom of the mandrill. If you are using a mandrill to tie this Turks Head, then you want to start at pin 1 top, then go round your mandrill 3 complete turns, you will then be at pin one bottom. Now make another three complete turns going up and every crossing should be over the previous ones, till you and up at pin 2 top. From pin 2 at the top go round three times crossing over the previous cord each time till you get to pin 2 bottom. From Pin 2 at the bottom, you then want to start weaving, under, over, under over all the way up to pin 1 at the top. At this point you have completed the Turks Head. If you want to make a second pass, you just need to follow your lead from Pin 1, following the same path under and over, eventually you will have completed the second pass. You can then if you want select another colour and starting at pin 1 separate the two passes with the second colour.