Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How to tie an extended two-strand Matthew Walker knot...

Cyber Skull beads used with a few shown example paracord lanyard, fob, and zipper pull projects, were courtesy of Schmuckatelli Co. The Copper Alox Lumberjack is from SwissBianco, and the Maratac AAA LED Flashlight came from County Comm, all of those I received last year.

I uploaded a video tutorial to YouTube for tying an extended two-strand Matthew Walker knot, knot #777 in 'The Ashley Book of Knots', and is also diagrammed in 'The Book of Decorative Knots' by Peter Owen. 


For EDC(everyday carry) items like knives, multitools, flashlights, keychains, and other gadgets, gizmos, and gear, I usually just add a few extra turns when lengthening the knot, as any more than that makes it a bit difficult to tighten up properly, but you can still do it with some patience to get the coiled look just right...





4 comments:

Marty Goodman said...

Very nice. Thanks for tutorial. Now I have sa use for all of my short pieces of cord. Keep up the good work.

Terri said...

I really like this one.

Scot Metcalf said...

Stormdrane, I'am sure you have a reason but why did you not share your spool knit bracelet? Like all of your work it is awesome.I always enjoy going to Flickr because I see work never posted. I would encourage others to go and check it out and you are able to see all of his work by just scrolling along.I really enjoy.Thanks Stormdrane

Stormdrane said...

@Scot, I have a few different items I've been working on the last couple of weeks and just haven't posted them to the blog yet, just on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, & Flickr. ;)