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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Zippo lighter with a 6L5B Turk's Head knot

I used about nine feet of 1.4mm braided nylon cord for this 6 lead 5 bight Turk's head knot on one of my Zippo lighters.

A good diagram for this knot can be found in Stuart Grainger's 'Creative Ropecraft'.

11 comments:

Connor said...

hey man do u have any how to guides out there

Stormdrane said...

This turks head knot is shown in an online excerpt from Stuart Grainger's book.

danielgreen said...

good job SD have youeverdonesomething big like a hammock well not that big but something like that.

Stormdrane said...

I've not done any larger projects like a hammock. Net type knot work applies to that type of project and other things like a cargo net for a pick-up truck bed.

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sjim said...

hello, in reference to the cigarette lighter with the 1.4mm turks head, where can i find the black 1.4mm cord? thank you

Stormdrane said...

I got mine from 'mowfugger' on ebay, link in my blogs links list.

You can also use mini blind cord/string. Multiple sources can be found thru google, with various sizes and colors.

LUKE said...

I AM NOT UNDERSTANDING THE "6 LEAD" PART, I CAN SEE THE '5 BIGHT' BUT NOT SEEING 6 ANYWHERE IN THIS,

Stormdrane said...

@LUKE, Here's a 'Knots 101' from KHWW.net that may help you with seeing the bights and leads/parts of a Turk's head knot. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi SD, great knot work. What is that silver lighter and where can you get it?

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, the silver lighter is just a regular Zippo lighter body with the normal flint insert removed and replaced with a Z-plus butane lighter insert, which can be found on ebay, amazon.com, etc.. ;)