Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Double Dragon Loop

The Double Dragon Loop is a fixed loop tied at the end of a string/cord/rope.  As an example I've tied a couple with attachments at the ends of a paracord lanyard.

I also tried doing a short 'howto' video tutorial on tying the loop.  As with the photos I take, I had to do multiple takes because I'm 'legally blind', and went with the one that looked the most usable to me.  :)



~ Victorinox Spartan SAK
~ Sanrenmu Urban Key Tool
~ EDC Gate Clip


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Saturday, September 07, 2019

The Ashley Bend

Here is yet another interlocking overhand knot for joining two strands of cord, like those of the previous few blog posts that I've done this week.

This time I've tied the Ashley Bend, ABOK # 1452, from the "The Ashley Book of Knots".

This bend can jam after being under tension, so having a marlinspike handy can help when untying those knots that don't want to come apart using just ones fingers/fingernails.

This example of the Ashley Bend is tied in green and brown 550 paracord






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Friday, September 06, 2019

The Alpine Buttefly Bend

This knot, shown tied in midnight navy and red paracord, is the Alpine Butterfly Bend.  A respectable and secure bend joining two cords that are similar in size. 

The two cords can be easily untied after being under heavy strain compared to some other bends.








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Thursday, September 05, 2019

The Hunter's Bend aka Rigger's Bend

As I continue fiddling with paracord, my camera and poor eyesight, I've tied another bend.

Today it's the Hunter's Bend, also known as the Rigger's Bend, a knot used to join two cords, certainly useful although it can jam under tension.







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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Zeppelin Bend

This Wednesday morning had me playing around with two strands of paracord and the tying of overhand knot variations that are used to join two lengths of cord.  This example is the Zeppelin Bend.

The Zeppelin Bend is usually an easy one to untie after it's been tightened up, but not if it is still under tension.

There are a number of different bends, each with their pros and cons.  Some may have the tendency to jam, and if you want to easily separate the cords, that would not be desirable.  But, if you intend the cords to stay together forever and ever amen, then let them jam away...




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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

What's up hitches...

I was doing some knotty web surfing and tied a couple of hitches that I saw in an IGKT forums thread.

A 1-Turn Boston Hitch pictured on the left, and an Alaskian Hitch on the right, in the orange paracord photo.

Original manuscript link for The Boston Hitch.
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