Saturday, March 17, 2012
How to Tie a Paracord Gaucho Knot Video Tutorial...
I uploaded a video for tying this Gaucho knot with paracord, which starts off with tying a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's head knot, then working from that into a Gaucho knot, paying close attention to the overs/unders to correctly tie the knot. The 'Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding' by Bruce Grant, also diagrams the tying of this knot, referring to it as a 'running gaucho', tying the interweave pattern from a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's head knot base, to end up with a 9 lead 7 bight knot.
There's also a 'Gaucho of One Pass' in Grant's book that ends up with 8 bights, tied from start to finish without doing a base knot then interweave.
Marlinspike Knot Works has a promotional video for their DVDs, that gives a bit of history on Turk's head knots and their variations. I don't have any of their offerings, but for anyone looking to learn more about tying them, the finished examples that they show look very nice.