Medicine Bottle #39; A Gaucho knot and A Turk’s Head knot make a handsome pair.


Medicine Bottle #39; A Gaucho knot and A Turk's Head knot make a handsome pair.

Medicine Bottle #39; A Gaucho knot and A Turk's Head knot make a handsome pair.

Medicine Bottle #39; A Gaucho knot and A Turk's Head knot make a handsome pair.

Medicine Bottle #39; A Gaucho knot and A Turk's Head knot make a handsome pair.

This is bottle #39, the latest piece from the “Medicine Bottle With Knots Collection”. The knots on this bottle seem to have arrived at a live and let live modus vivendi. The black knot is a little larger and slightly unusual. The white one is a standard knot, but it is done well, and the light color draws the eye. They come out almost perfectly balanced.

The knots used on this bottle are, from the top:

A black Turk’s Head knot of 11 Leads X 10 Bights, done in gutted paracord. The flatter texture the gutted cord gives is still a remarkably grippy surface.

The white knot is one of my standards, a Gaucho knot of 9 Leads X 7 Bights. This gives an over 2, under 2 weave that I find attractive — not in all knots, just this one with this Lead X Bight Count. I do not know why this is so — some of the larger knots have the same count and weave over a larger surface. It just isn’t as appealing to me for a reason only the Gods Of Ropes And Knots know.

Now the question becomes … Send it off to be cherished by someone who will love it to death but will have no idea of what they own? Or keep it, put it among the growing host of knotted bottles I am gathering under my banner? I will know its deepest secrets but it may be under-appreciated when surrounded by so many other fine examples.

I shall take a hint from the “How To Be A Political Leader” booklet and wait til the last minute when everyone else has decided, then claim that I not only made that choice, ┬ábut was in fact the first to do so. I hadn’t mentioned it before now because I wanted others to make up their own minds uninfluenced by my great charisma and status — as rat control officer.

Thank you for dropping by my site. If you see a way in which I can improve either my site, or my knots, sing out. Come back again; the parade for this month is shaping up to be pretty good:

William

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