A Test Knot; A Long 2 Bight Turk’s Head Knot With A Herringbone Interweave

A long Turk's Head with a Herringbone interweave.

A long Turk's Head with a Herringbone interweave.


I would like to apologize for not posting on my usual schedule — a combination of the real world intruding — complicated by a sulky computer and problems with “The Operating System Whose Name Should Not Be Spoken Lest You Summon It”. I’ll try to get the parade moving again.

I often make a small scale prototype to verify that it is the one I want for a particular application. This also allows you to economise on time, materials, and labor. This knot is to be used in a longer form to cover a section on the shaft of walking stick. That is not a stick that walks by itself, but one that you carry on your walks for either assistance or style. Besides, you get to carry a 3′ long 1″ diameter hardwood stick everywhere you go — legally. I have found that this does wonders when dealing with snakes, of both the legless and the two-legged variety.

The knot is a 19 Lead X 2 Bight Turk’s Head knot, doubled, in green paracord. It is then given a Herringbone interweave in one strand of black paracord. At first I tried just following the lead of the knot with the black strand — it just didn’t have the proper look. I ripped it out and then did the Herringbone interweave. It has the look I was going for, and also makes the knot more structurally sound. The crossovers brace all of the passes of both colors.

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