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Thursday, July 29, 2010

45 face globe knot...

I followed this tutorial (originally shared through the IGKT France site, but the links changed) to try tying a 45 face globe knot, with 1.4mm nylon cord.

I first tied it around a magic marker, making 3 passes, then slid it off and gradually tightened it around a 3/4" wooden ball. It's attached to my Victorinox Tinker with a multiple overhand sliding knot/scaffold knot, for use as a lanyard/fob.

The few globe knots(variations of turks head knots) that I've tried tying, can be tied in hand with a bit of patience. For those with some knot experience that want to try more elaborate globe knots, you might check out the Globe Knot Cookbook Kit at knottool.com.

And another one tied with paracord, with a 1.25" foam ball core, used as a key ring fob...

And a YouTube video showing how to tie the multiple overhand sliding knot/scaffold knot, for attachment.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stormdrane, forgive my ignorance, but what is the knot at the OTHER end this lanyard. You used it in the Ginfer knot post as well and I would love to learn to tie it.

JamieDedes said...

I never cease to be amazed at your work here. I'd never have the patience, but I enjoying seeing what you are doing. Thanks for posting. Lovely . . .

Stormdrane said...

The 'other' knot used for attachment, is a multiple overhand sliding knot, also called a scaffold knot.

You make a loop, or run the cord through an attachment, bring the working end alongside the standing end, loosely wrap the cord around both strands for however many wraps you want back up toward the loop, then tuck the working end down through the center of wraps, and pull the cords from opposite ends of the wraps to tighten it up. You then have an adjustable/sliding loop for an attachment point.

Anonymous said...

how much cord was used? for both the 1.4 mm cord and the paracord?

Stormdrane said...

After tightening, less than 7 feet of cord was used for each of the knots. But, you need more than that to start with since it'll be larger and full of slack when first tying around a cylinder/mandrel, before inserting a core to finish around.

I started with about 10 feet of cord for each of these globe knots, and the leftover sections of cord get used to make zipper pulls...

Anonymous said...

Can you please post a tutorial on youtube because i have trouble with understanding the digram.

Da Curly Wolf said...

how much time did this one take you?

Stormdrane said...

I haven't 'clocked it', but I'd guess start to finish time around an hour or so, done while I watch TV...

Da Curly Wolf said...

Nice. I'm just getting into knot tying myself. I finally tonight...managed to tie a monkey's fist. I started getting interested in knots for two reasons...
1. your every day use hitches, loops and whatnot are just a good idea to know how to tie.
2. a site selling monkey fist key chains..called Monkeyknuts.

So sometime back I went and bought a book of knots and then went and bought some 1/4" rope. Started teaching myself the simple stuff. But what I really wanted to learn was the monkey fist. I'd given up on it for about a month an a half and last night picked up the rope to try the monkeyfist again. also watched your vid on you tube. Between watching that again, working on it off and on since last night and actually finding the knot buried in the back of the book I bought some time ago..I got it. I think I either added a wrap too many some where or missed one somewhere though. It came out looking a little off.

Thanks Stormdrane.

Kevin said...

I was the original "anonymous" poster who asked the question about the multiple overhand sliding knot. I was incouraged when you answered as a post but thrilled to see the little embedded video. Thank you again for sharing your considerable knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Do you have a link to a tutorial that works? That one seems to be old. Thanks

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, the link to the 45 face globe knot tutorial works for me, try it again. ;)

Anonymous said...

i cant seem to get the ball right and the tutorial either im reading it wrong or trying to tighten it after you take it off your hand wrong. got any other pages or videos that might help me out?

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, It's a very gradual process of shaping the knot into a globe after taking it off a cylinder or your fingers.

Once you've inserted the round core, shape the knot around it. Tightening it up and working the slack out is the most time consuming part of making the globe knot. The process can take a couple of hours or more, so it's not something that's gonna fit on a video demo.

You might try tying a smaller turks head knot around a sphere to get an idea on shaping the knot, before jumping in with a more complex project like the 45 face knot...

Some of the folks on the IGKT.net or KHWW.net forums may have info/links to further help you.

unc said...

Thanks for the link. I managed to tie this one using yellow paracord.

Michael McGregor said...

Where is a good place to buy some of the smaller cords that you use to make some of your knots?

Stormdrane said...

@Michael, A few sources from my blog's links list:

R&W Rope

Supply Captain

Atwood Rope

ebay

GPJ Rope

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