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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Seeing stars...

It's been a while since I last tied a single strand star knot, long enough that I don't recall the last one I tied, and even had to go back and watch my own video tutorial for a refresher because the one I tried with some 275 paracord from memory did not come out right, lol...

The point and shoot digital camera that I use has the star knot lanyard, shown in still frame of the video, attached to it for wrist lanyard duty.





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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Do you boot knife?


As in, do you edc(everyday carry) a boot knife?  I have a couple of smaller neck knives that fit well among a couple pair of my boot's paracord laces.  Their sheaths have eyelets just for such uses.  With pants legs covering the tops of the boots, the knives remain out of sight and unnoticed except for maybe when you sit down and your britches rise up or you purposely access the blades for cutting needs.

The neck knife on the tan boot was a gift from a friend a few years ago and I bought the other MTech neck knife online.

I'd previously had knot work tied around the knives/sheaths for decorative and useful spare paracord on them when worn on ball chain necklaces, but removed that work to allow access to the lacing eyelets.  I may still go back and add some Spanish ring knots or gaucho knot interweaves to them...

I've seen some nice custom sheaths made for larger boot knives to fit on the sides of boots, some may have clips and others look to have longer laces running all the way around the boot securing the sheaths, googling can bring up varied results.

If fixed blades are a legal issue where you live, some folks might make sheaths with kydex or leather with eyelets for lacing with a boot for a favorite folding pocket knife, like a Swiss Army Knife.

For me the smaller/shorter neck/boot knives are a backup to another edc pocket or belt sheath worn knife so I don't need a larger full size boot knife/dagger that can be harder to access if you have to pull your pants legs up higher to clear the handle.

I bought the tan boots at wallyworld several years ago, now a discontinued model, Brahma Sahara Light/Medium Duty Work Boots. The outside of the boots have held up better than the insides, as the insoles have had to be replaced and the inner fabric lining is worn out and coming apart, but they fit my 13 extra wide feet, so I bought 'em when I tried 'em on.  Although sometimes my feet swell up (diabetic edema) to the point I can't get them on at all.

The nicer Dunham hiking boots would be great if they were only wider.  I'd found them lightly used on ebay, size 13 2E and took a chance they'd fit.  I can wear them with socks when I'm dehydrated and have no foot swelling, lol...




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Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year!

I received a cool piece of work from 'saxman' during the recent Knot Everything forums Winter 2015 Gift Exchange.

Inside the large box that arrived was a Fiskars hatchet with a paracord 52 part casa knot(long Turk's head) and braided wrist strap with gaucho knots.

He also made the scabbard, to protect the very sharp blade of the hatchet, produced from a section of PVC pipe, another neat piece of handmade ingenuity.

An excellent knot work job and a great specimen of modified gear.  He also sent along some horseshoe nail crosses that he made, cut and soldered together, so that I could add some knot work to those as well.  Thanks, Scott!


For my gift exchange recipient, covertknots, I chose to tie a pineapple knot paracord handle wrap on a boot knife, using midnight blue and white (glow-in-the-dark) gutted paracord.

And I also tied gaucho and pineapple knots with 0.9 mm white and black braided nylon cord around the center section of an antique brass finish key shaped bottle opener for EDC keyring/keychain use.



Only a few folks have posted what they received so far from the gift exchange on the forums, and I'm looking forward to seeing the work that was done as it's added to the thread.  

There are some very talented and knowledgeable knot tyers there and some do a good bit of more advanced work that's cool to see, and many are glad to help if you're interested to learn, so do check the forums out and join if you're so inclined. ;)

Yesterday morning FedEx left a surprise package on the doorstep, a new signed copy from JD of his latest book, Leather Corded Fusion Knots:  Knotted, Braided & Sinneted Bracelets, Necklaces & Pendants


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Monday, December 14, 2015

Red TAC Link Carabiner

I tied a pineapple knot and gaucho knots on this red TAC Link carabiner using black Tether Cord and red Atwood Utility Cord, and attached it to the  loops on the 'V' stitched paracord handle of my new VENOM RED mochi by Stormdrane™ Limited Edition Mochibag

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