For some reason, unknown to either myself or the Gods Of Ropes And Knots, I kept tipping this bottle over while trying to sort through the bedside grouping of its kith and kin. I added the layered Turk’s Head over the bottom of the lower knot already there. It worked. I don’t know if it was physics, or psychology, or magic, but from then on I never tipped it over. Tip resistant — I had a buddy like that — he made it really hard to get good service in a restaurant.
The knots on this bottle are, from the top:
This knot is a Turk’s Head of 9 Leads X 7 Bights. The weave is under 2, over 2, under 2, over 2. Tied in a single strand of black paracord, this is a small but handsome knot.
The main knot is a Gaucho knot of 2 passes. This was the star knot until I had to overlay it with the next knot to make it resist tipping.
This is now the “top knot”, even though it is in the lowest position on the bottle. By now you know the story so here are the specs; This is a Turk’s Head knot of 5 Leads X 9 Bights. I actually raised this from a 3 Lead knot. The 3 Lead didn’t seem as if it would perform the designated task, and this was one time looks were a distant second. Not that it isn’t a fine looking knot, mind you.
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