The next piece from the near-endless collection of medicine bottles which have been covered with knots. This one is about 3″ tall and 1 1/4″ in diameter. The Turk’s Head is tied over another Turk’s Head, as most of my mouses are made this way. I need the mouse anyway, and this allows me to practice new knots or tying methods without too much concern about final appearance. The knot that shows on this bottle is a 9 Lead X 8 Bight Turk’s Head tied with tripled strands. This seems to be seen only on knots tied by people who learned to knot around boat people. I have been told this is because leather braiders are dealing with a material that doesn’t lie well when more than one strand is used. Double strands of leather seem to be difficult and triples nigh on impossible.
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