Medicine Bottles #33 & #34; 2 Gaucho Knots And 2 Headhunter Knots


Medicine bottles #33 & #34; Headhunter knots and Gaucho knots galore.

Medicine bottles #33 & #34; Headhunter knots and Gaucho knots galore.

Some of the tops on my prescription medicine bottle are reversible. One way is a simple screw off top, like mankind invented centuries ago. The other way is the “child-resistant” top which, as near as I can figure, was invented by a team of the top demons in Hell and Satan himself. I always thought that if the adults were too lax to keep the bottles out of the reach of children who were prone to devouring anything they got their hands on, that it was Mother Nature,s plan. By using both sides of on a cap you can mate 2 bottles up, mouth to mouth. It helps to keep things a little less crowded.

Now that I have surely offended someone, on to the knots, from the left side:

The first knot is a Headhunter knot done in black paracord.

The next knot is also a Headhunter knot. The difference is in the Bight count. The first knot has 9 Bights, and this one only 6. They are both of the over 2, under 2 weave characteristic of Headhunter knots of 2 passes.

The first knot on the second bottle is a Gaucho knot of 3 passes, done in black paracord.

The last knot on the far right is also a Gaucho knot, this one of 2 passes. There is also a difference in Bight count between the 2 Gaucho knots, similar to the Headhunter knots.

Yes, these two bottles with their knots sharing a family likeness, but with differences, were a self-assigned study. The more knots I learn of different form and structure, the more options I have when trying to make a project come out right. It is also more satisfying and less likely to bore — a constant hazard for me.

Thank you for coming by my site. Your visits and any comments are welcomed. That is why I am here in the first place. Come back again; as master of this parade of knots I’ll try to keep them high-stepping down the street:

William

Today Is 2 for 1 Bonus Day, You Get Medicine Bottle #28 And A Can Of Lubricant With Knotted Grip


Medicine Bottle #28 with a Headhunter knot and Turk's Heads -- a spray can with a Turk's Head of its own.

Medicine Bottle #28 with a Headhunter knot and Turk's Heads -- a spray can with a Turk's Head of its own.

These two items are in one picture because they sit together on the shelf. After their long association it seemed a shame to split them up.

Starting off with the medicine bottle, the knots used are:

The top knot is a Headhunter knot of 2 passes, doubled in black paracord.
Just below that is an experimental knot that I will never repeat. It is a 3 Lead X 11 Bight Turk’s Head. I tried for a different look by doubling only one of the passes. I had seen a braid in a book which looked nice with the unbalanced weave. Somehow it just doesn’t make it as a Turk’s Head. Probably just habit of eye and mind, but it looks unfinished. This is true even when I put the bottle next to the picture in the book — the braid looks OK — the Turk’s Head looks like somebody walked off the job.

The bottom knot on this bottle is a is a 7 Lead X 6 Bight Turk’s Head, doubled in white paracord. Over this is one of the E-Z Grip Turk’s Head knots with the widely spaced weave, done in black paracord. This knot is also a 7 Lead X 6 Bight knot — it is tied with a single strand held to a widely spaced lattice. This combination of stacked Turk’s Heads with the top one widely spaced makes an excellent hand grip.

The can of lubricant got a Turk’s Head of its own. This knot is of 8 Leads X 7 Bights, doubled in white paracord.

Thank you for dropping by my site. Come back again, I’ll try to make it worth your time:

William

These two items are in one picture because they sit together on the shelf. After their long association it seemed a shame to split them up.
Starting off with the medicine bottle, the knots used are:

The top knot is a Headhunter knot of 2 passes, doubled in black paracord.

Just below that is an experimental knot that I will never repeat. It is a 3 Lead X 11 Bight Turk’s Head. I tried for a different look by doubling only one of the passes. I had seen a braid in a book which looked nice with the unbalanced weave. Somehow it just doesn’t make it as a Turk’s Head. Probably just habit of eye and mind, but it looks unfinished. This is true even when I put the bottle next to the picture in the book — the braid looks OK — the Turk’s Head looks like somebody walked off the job.

The bottom knot on this bottle is a is a 7 Lead X 6 Bight Turk’s Head, doubled in white paracord. Over this is one of the E-Z Grip Turk’s Head knots with the widely spaced weave, done in black paracord. This knot is also a 7 Lead X 6 Bight knot — it is tied with a single strand held to a widely spaced lattice. This combination of stacked Turk’s Heads with the top one widely spaced makes an excellent hand grip.

The can of lubricant got a Turk’s Head of its own. This knot is of 8 Leads X 7 Bights, doubled in white paracord.

Thank you for dropping by my site. Come back again, I’ll try to make it worth your time:William

Medicine Bottle #21, Covered By Two Turk’s Head Variants


Two knots cover this bottle, medicine bottle #21.

Two knots cover this bottle, medicine bottle #21.

 

Another piece from the “Medicine Bottle Collection”. If you have been reading along with the class, you know why I do these. The white knot on the lower part of this bottle lets me check for contents in dim lights. It’s much easier to go back to sleep if you haven’t had to stare into bright lights to read that Hellishly small and dim font they use on prescription bottles. I guess it allows them to put more information on a smaller label and use less ink — I would gladly pay them the 2 cents they save in doing so.

The knots on this bottle are, from the top:

This is a Turk’s Head variant of some kin to a Headhunter knot. It has 9 Leads X 7 Bights, doubled in black paracord. The weave is over 2, under 2, over 2 under 2. This makes a very handsome knot; the twill weave makes it more “grippy” than a standard weave. As near as I can figure, this is because the over 2 lets your finger have a clearer approach path to the edge of the cord on the opposite pass. It really doesn’t matter if it’s that or elfin magic at three in the morning — it just works.

The lower knot is a Turk’s Head knot of 5 Leads X 4 Bights, doubled in white paracord.

Thank you for coming by my site. I appreciate your visit. If you can think of any way I can improve my site or my knots, please let me know. Come back again; I try to keep something new up so the trip isn’t disappointing:
William

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