Saturday, March 01, 2008
Knot work on a pen...
I spent some more time playing around with the 0.9mm braided nylon cord and wrapped some pen barrels(Zebra F-701).
I followed the Turk's Head knot instructions in my copy of 'The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework', but here's an online tutorial you can follow for the 5 lead 4 bight Turk's Head knot. I made 3 passes, a section of spiraling half hitches(Chinese staircase), and another 5L4B Turk's Head.
I think I used around 7 or so feet of cord after tightening it up. The knotted section fits right in the crook of my hand when writing, so it's not in the way.