A Lamb’s Wool Duster, With A Hand Grip Made Of Turk’s Head Knots


A lamb's wool duster with a hand grip of Turk's Head knots.

A lamb's wool duster with a hand grip of Turk's Head knots.

This one doesn’t belong to the 6 pack of inexpensive ones I bought as gifts. This is one we got for our own use about 10 years ago. It being of standard manufacture, the handle was relatively thin. Me being of larger than average hand size, I wasn’t satisfied with that. Besides, it was the perfect excuse to tie some knots on it. This thing has seen steady use for just over 10 years, as have the knots. I am sometimes amazed at how well paracord stands up to use.

The knots are:

First I covered almost the full length of the handle with a 15 Lead X 2 Bight Turk’s Head. This knot was tripled in 2 colors of paracord — in a green — white — green pattern.

The butt end of it then got a white Turk’s Head, of 4 Leads X 3 Bights, tripled. This wasn’t large enough to fill the hollow of my hand. To make it larger, I followed this with a green Turk’s Head of the same structure.

To dress the other end, and to provide a raised area to brace my thumb on, I tied a Spanish Ring knot.

The photo was just taken this week, and shows it as it is. After ten years of wear and handling, it is fascinating to see how little wear there is. It gives me confidence in the things I make today out of paracord. It seems they shall live long enough to repay the effort I put into them.

As usual, if you see some way I can improve either my knotting skills, or my site, I would greatly appreciate hearing about them. Thank you for stopping in to see my parade of knots. Come back again:
William

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Published in: on September 25, 2009 at 11:05 PM  Comments (4)  
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  1. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    • Dennis Vega:

      Thank you for both the visit, and the complimentary comment. It is nice to know that I am pleasing someone. If there is anything I can do to improve my site so it serves you better please let me know.

      Thanks again:
      William

  2. Hey, great blog…but I don’t understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Can you Help me, please πŸ™‚

    • TNelson:

      Thank you for visiting my site — and leaving a comment. Its nice to know someone is out there getting some use out of my site.

      There are various ways to sign up for an RSS feed. Because of your comment I have tried to make it easier by adding an easy-to-find link. On the right hand side of by blog (>>>) is a new link to subscribe to my Rss feeds. One is for the actual posts; the other one is for the comments feed. They are down below the archive box and above my blogroll links. All you have to do is click on the one you want and follow your browser / feedreaders directions. If you don’t see them you may have to reload the page — you might be seeing a page from your browsers cache.

      If there is anything else I can do to help you enjoy my site more let me know.

      Thanks again:
      William


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