“Fiat Lux” … Or At Least “Fiat Flashlight??” … This One Adorned With A Gaucho Knot And A Spanish Ring Knot


A bi-color Gaucho knot makes the main grip improvement on this flashlight.

A bi-color Gaucho knot makes the main grip improvement on this flashlight.

A Spanish Ring knot around the bell end of a flashlight.

A Spanish Ring knot around the bell end of a flashlight.

Continuing in this year’s new “Flashlight Collection”, today’s offering is a cheap plastic flashlight about 8″ long & 2″ across the bell at the light-emitting end. It is my favorite brand of inexpensive but functional lights: Mephisto Manufacturing. These knots have been on for about 10 years. During that time, on at least four occasions, the only reason I could find it in the dark was the white lightning bolts. As always, the knots also improve the grip once you find the imp.

The knots used on this project are:

Both of today’s knots are technically Gaucho knots. The Spanish Ring knot which I long suspected was a Gaucho knot is called “the thinnest Gaucho knot” by Mr. Tom Hall in his book on Turk’s Heads.

The large knot at the rear of the tube, where your hand naturally falls when you use the switch, is the star here. It is a Gaucho knot of 2 passes, with 13 Leads X 11 Bights, doubled in bi-color of black & white paracord. As mentioned, the white lightning bolt graphic look is excellent when finding this flashlight in dim light.

The Spanish Ring knot around the bell is also of 2 passes of paracord. This knot was done in white because I thought it would serve as the main assistance in finding the thing. For some reason it doesn’t do as I thought it would. I always spot the other knot first, then this one.

Thank you for coming by my site. If you know of in way by which I could improve either my site or my knots — sing out. I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Come back again; The winter equinox rites to the Gods Of Ropes And Knots are bearing fruit:

William

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