Thursday, February 10, 2011

Double wall knots...

A few double wall knots for lanyard use, tied with 1.4mm nylon cord.

This is knot #779 in 'The Ashley Book of Knots', and diagrams are also shown in Peter Owen's 'The Book of Decorative Knots'.

The diagrams from Peter Owen's book can be seen in a Google book preview linked here, and a few process photos of the knot are posted in the Hammock Forums.

Here's a tripled wall knot, tied with paracord:

10 comments:

Jace said...

I really enjoy learning from your posts. Could you have a post on the different types of cordage you use? I know you call out what you used on the knots, but I never know really what it is or where to find it. I would love to see a post listing the types and where I can get them.

Thanks
Jace

Da Curly Wolf said...

Nice one SD.

Chris said...

Great work! How is it attached to the flashlight? Also, what knot is at the clip end? I cannot tell from the picture.
Thanks
Chris

Stormdrane said...

@Chris, The starting end of the lanyard is looped onto a split ring, attached to the flashlight. I finished the lanyard at the clip end with three lanyard knots.

Dan said...

This looks like a functional lanyard that even someone as unsophisticated as myself can do. Nicely done Storm!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a neat and useful blog. Please post a tutorial or video on how to tie the "tripled wall knot."
Thanks

elkhills said...

Is there a difference between the Double Wall Knot and a simple Overhand Knot?

Stormdrane said...

@elkhills, The overhand knot and double wall knot may look similar from one side, but are different knots in their construction and how they look from different angles.

Here's a link from ABoK, that shows the two-strand wall knot #775 and the double wall knot #779.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stormdrane, I need some guidance. I want to make a hammock, but first question, what kind of rope should I use and second question, what do you think would be the best way to weave/construct it? I was thinking about doing it something like this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjhDVnXMTP0

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, I haven't constructed a hammock yet, but a pickup truck cargo net is on the eventual 'to do' list, and one of those could certainly do double duty as a hammock.

Paracord would work fine for a hammock, but smaller diameter cord will work too, since body weight would be distributed over a large area.

A lot of the hammocks you can buy are made with fairly thin material, which lets them be packed up into a smaller lightweight bundle to fit in a bag/backpack.

The video tutorial you've linked looks like a good one, there are quite a few online, and that particular one mentions that total working time was under two hours, so that's definitely a plus for such a project. ;)