Yet Another, But The Last, Lamb’s Wool Duster With The Handle Covered In Turk’s Head Variants


A wool duster with knots on the handle. Turk's Heads and Gaucho knots.

A wool duster with knots on the handle. Turk's Heads and Gaucho knots.

The 7th, and final, victim to be bound and placed on the alter to the Gods Of Knots And Cord. Even those greedy beings should be sated by this stream of prey. I know I’m full of tying knots on lamb’s wool dusters. I think it is time to put some knots on a nice hot sauce bottle.

The first thing I did on this one was to clap on a bi-color Pineapple knot. The base knot is a Turk’s Head of 9 Leads X 4 Bights. With the white interweave it made a handsome, but too short, knot.

To cover the rest of the handle, I put on a Turk’s Head of 13 Leads X 2 Bights, doubled in white paracord.

The black knot on the left end of the handle is a Turk’s Head of 5 Leads X 4 Bights, doubled in black paracord. It is hard to tell from the photo, but there is a small mouse under this knot. As is my habit, this is another Turk’s Head, but exactly which kind I don’t remember.

The large knot on the right end is a Gaucho knot done in white paracord. It is also moused out … also by some unknown and unsung Turk’s Head knot.

The ends of the hand loop are joined with a Chinese Button knot.

One of the side effects of putting these knots on the handles of the dusters is to greatly stiffen them. My best theory is that this works like pre-stressed concrete. Because the plastic is prevented from bulging, it is prevented from flexing. It is remarkable how much stiffening this gives. ( See I just remarked on it. ) I will have to keep this in mind the next time a spar, or a walking stick, gets too limber.

Thank you for coming by to see the last installment of the wool dusters with knots series. Of course, because of the way blogs work, you are actually reading this one first. Oh well … another Internet anomaly to live with. Come back again and I’ll make sure to have something other than a lamb’s wool duster on the alter to the Gods:
William

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