Saturday, April 5, 2014

Paracordist How to Tighten a Paracord Turks Head Knot Tied With a Jig

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Several years ago, I posted a video "Paracordist how to tie a Turks Head knot easily using a jig and paracord for a hiking staff handle" in which I demonstrated a technique for tying turks head knots with paracord using a jig or a "former" (below). 

I learned the technique in an old book I got from my grandfather when I was young - Gibson's Book of Knots and Splices. The most common applications I've used for knots tied in this manner has been the topper knot on a paracord fiskars hatchet handle wrap, and as a decorative top/bottom knots framing a long paracord turks head wrap on a hiking staff. Another fantastic use for this tying technique is to quickly make the "test knot" described in my recent video "Paracordist How to Plan Turks Head Paracord Handle Wrap Project - Leads? Bights? Length of Cord?".

Paracord Turks Head hatchet wrap
Paracord Turks Head hiking staff wrap
Over the years, I've received quite a few requests to make a follow-up video on tightening and finishing the knot (how to hide the ends). Recently, while making a couple of hiking staves for my parents, I decided to record the tightening and finishing process and share it with you! The process can be applied to all types of turks heads and is a perfect compliment to my long paracord turks head wrap how to series.
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Written by Kevin Gagne
Paracordist Creations LLC
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this! I have been looking for a propper tutorial for how to finish the knot and with your help, I finally learned it! :) For those who find this a bit complicated for their fingers, here is a great tutorial on some of the other kinds of paracord knots: http://hikingmastery.com/skills/paracord-knots.html

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