This medicine bottle is of a different size and shape than the standard type one each, cheap plastic, off-amber in color, prescription bottle — with the top any child can pop off without looking, and any adult has to fight with — patent pending and/or granted. This allowed me to take some liberties that are not normally available. With a larger canvas, I was allowed to paint a larger picture with my knots.
The knots used are, from the top:
A Turk’s Head of 7 Leads X 6 Bights, doubled in black paracord.
The lower knot (position only … this does not imply or state anything else in regards to the characteristics this knot may/may not have) is a Gaucho knot, done in black paracord. I have seen this knot referred to as the “W Knot”, because of the pattern seen if you look at it from side to side. I use the Gaucho term only because it was the first name I learned for this knot. This was in a book by Mr. Grant, and it has always seemed that more people are familiar with this name. The true task of language is to communicate your thoughts clearly and quickly to another person — I tailor my language guided by this dictum. If everyone else in the knotting world called this a “purple floodanger” then so would I.
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