Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Knots Are Us.............

On various occasions I have posted about my doing knotwork. I thought that with your most kind permission that I would show some examples of what I do. This is the handle of a common seaman's knife. The center is French hitched and it has Turk's heads as a guard and pommel.

In this photo, from top to bottom:

Cat o' nine tails

Another seaman's knife w/ lanyard. (Handle made of Alligator leg bone, with cox combing.

Walking stick, cox combing, French hitching, needlepoint and Turk's heads

Seaman's knife

Another view of the Cat O' Nine Tails. Strands are tarred as the originals were.

Cutlass grips that have been French Hitched for better grip when wet.

Remember boys and girls, as Granny W. would tell me, "Idle hands are tools of the devil"


The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

I love it, man. I have a soft spot for knotwork, being an eagle scout. Now I'm going to have ot figure out that french twist. Looks useful.

Michael W. said...

It's surprisingly easy. It's basically a series of half hitches that you index around the object you are working on. Send me your snail mail address and I will send you proper instructions.

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

Thanks, Michael. I asked around at work and looked at a few pieces of ropework, and I've got it figured out. It's pretty close to a cock's comb. It was simple to grasp once I saw it up close. Appreciate the offer, though. Keep up the good work.

Michael W. said...

Good deal!

Just let me know if I can help you out.