Re: Sailors Whisk
- Thanks, I was sure, after watching the posts on the MWK, that it's
what my whisks were made of, the one type anyway.
The diamond knot I have made a few whisks from but the knot is usually
muck larger, but nice none the less. This diamond knot is what I
believe is also called the Boatswain Whistle knot, Knife Lanyard knot
etc. I didn't discover this knot, nor did I know you could make a
whisk from it untill I joined this group a short time ago.
I have since made more zipper pulls from the singla strand diamond
knot, doubled. Doubled makes a much rounder or nicer button, imho.
Just in the last couple days I found these very inexpensive pens at a
local store but these pens had not so tasteful lanyards on them, so I
made a new one for myself using 2 diamond knots doubled and one
regular diamond knot. I threw in a couple of letter beads for a neat
touch and identification...then my wife just had to have one of
Makes an inexpensive lanyard pen. The pens were only a doallar (CDN)
and and the string I used was actually 63" shoe string from the dollar
store : )
See my photo album (Knotty Man), I'll upload a picture.
P.S. Only approx. 25 minutes to new years here!
So Happy New Year in advace once again!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, larryhelber <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Yes, you are correct, the discription that you have and picture in the
> photo album are Mathew Walker Knots. FYI a MWK is actually just a
> special form of a Wall knot so you weren't too far off. The MWK knot
> has all of the leads going neatly off in the same direction. A wall
> and Crown Knot (aka Diamond knot) has the leads crossing each other.
> Another pretty not that can be used for making wisk brooms.
> --- In email@example.com, "Ed" <ed@t...> wrote:
> > I've been following these Matthew Walker Knot posts and checking out a
> > few of the links.
> > Well, I think I've been wrong in saying that the sailors whisks that
> > I've been making all these years is done with a 4 strand M.W. knot,
> > NOT a crown knot.
> > After middling a length of rope and forming a bight and tying it with
> > a constrictor knot, I then seperate the strands, should be 6 in total.
> > I think usually put an elastic around the 2 center strands, leaving 4.
> > With these 4 strand I proceed -with the bight at the top and strands
> > hanging down- by taking a strang around the bight in a clockwise
> > direction and tuck it down under itself (basically an overhand knot).
> > Then I take the strand behind that one or to the right of it and lay
> > it up and over the first, from right to left or clockwise, around the
> > ropes bight and down behind the first wrap and down through itself.
> > I continue this untill all 4 strands are used.
> > Then I tighten the knot working each strand in a clockwise fashion and
> > pulling on it's end untill the knot look nice and is tight.
> > Then i remove the elastic from the two center strands, un-twist all
> > the strands and comb them out.
> > Then wet the fibres and pull them out straight, let dry, and I have my
> > whisk.
> > This sounds an awfull lot like a Matthew Walker knot now that I have
> > researched the links ppl have been providing.
> > Am I right? Cause I have heard ppl say that the whisk is make with a
> > wall/crown knot.
> > I think it's just a M.W.K. now.
> > I have pictures in my "knotty man" photo album.
> > Then there is the whisk made with a Diamond knot/Lanyard/Boatwain
> > Whistle etc. knot. : )
> > Just want to make sure I'm correct.
> > HAPPY NEW YEAR, in advance.
> > -Ed. Hatherley