Thursday, January 17, 2008

Spanish Ring Knot

I tried a couple of Spanish Ring Knots, using leather lace, on either side of a Turk's Head knot, on my Surefire flashlight. You can see a diagram for the knot in 'How to Make Whips' by Ron Edwards. The Amazon page shows the diagram when you click 'LOOK INSIDE' and check the 'Excerpt' section for the book. The knot is also in another book, that I have, and was easy to find when I knew what I was looking for.

There's a tutorial on the Knot Heads World Wide website, posted by Bud Brewer, with another pass around the knot, The Woven Ring Knot.

I use whatever's handy to try out a knot.


SteveM said...

Hi, there's a tutorial for this on KHWW site, by Bud Brewer. He uses an extra pass, and calls it the "woven ring knot".

Nice blog site, some very interesting things!

Regards, Steve Mason

Stormdrane said...

Thanks for the link, I'll add it to this blog entry.

Anonymous said...

The link to the book on Amazon works, however, they do not allow you to "look inside" on it anymore. Bummer...I remember when they did before and it was very helpful.

Do you have any hints on how to get my flat leather lace to lay straight when making the Spanish ring knot? It keeps wanting to bunch up and lay on top of itself. I can make them fine (multipass ones too) with regular (round) cord...can't get it to work with flat lace for some reason.

I made a few on a piece of PVC and got it to look right there, but when I transferred it over to the item I was building, it lost its shape when I started tightening it on there. I tried building it in place also and couldn't get it to look good.

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, I think the trick to getting flat cord to work is to gradually tighten it up, keeping it flat and untwisted as you work the slack out, doing so over two or three passes instead of maybe trying to tighten it in just one pass.

Sometimes I've tried to add too many bights for an object that I'm tying around, where the flat cord wants to bunch up because the angle of so many bights close together, so fewer bights for softer curves may help in that instance...