Turk’s Head Of 10 Leads X 11 Bights, Tire-shaped


Tire-shaped Turk's Head 10 Lead X 11 Bight

Tire-shaped Turk's Head 10 Lead X 11 Bight

Tire-shaped Turk's Head 10 Lead X 11 Bight

Tire-shaped Turk's Head 10 Lead X 11 Bight

Another Turk’s Head Knot with nothing in the middle. It is a 10 Lead X 11 Bight knot that has been worked into a torus-like shape while tightening. The inside edges are not connected, but form a tire-shaped ring. It is made of paracord, and the end knot is so tight that it sounds like wood when you tap it on something. It measures an approximate 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch in thickness. I am sure that as much as knot tiers fiddle around with string it has been done before, but I have never seen it.

I use knots like this on pull cords and as lanyard ends or on key fobs. They stand up to wear amazingly well if you really bear down when working them into shape. When it looks and feels like a wood carving, you have it tight enough.

Thank you for you time — Your thoughts?
William

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