How to Tie a 6 lead by 7 bight knot on the Turks Head Tool
These are a series of short videos that show how to tie a 6 Lead by 7 Bight Turks Head on the Turks Head Tool. These videos introduce the Turks Head Tool, the Turks Head Cookbook recipe format and some basic methods that may be used in the tying of turks head knots.
First, some terminology: Leads - Bights - Single - Doubled - Tripled.
To briefly illustrate some basic terms, I will describe three turks heads. They are all five-bight by three-lead knots. One is a simple but complete knot. Another has been doubled and another has been tripled.
First, get an introduction to the Turks Head Tool This particular tool has a band of tape upon which the pin numbers have been written for clarity. Next, preparing the cord on the Turks Head Tool. Start with about 2M of 1.6mm nylon cord. The ends of the cord have been melted with a flame and made into a point for use with the threaded needle. Set a slipknot on the back of the index hole and put the needle onto the end of the cord.
Then get an introduction to the Turks Head Recipe, showing surface pattern, progression from pin one to four etc. and over and under crossings as we go. There are hundreds more of these recipes for different turks head knots in the Turks Head Cookbook.
Now, tie the knot on the tool. Then complete the knot on the tool. You will put in the last two passes and the then double one pass to hold the knot's integrity. Next, remove the slip knot from the back of the tool, then lift bights over the bottom pins and remove knot. Tighten the turks head, double the turks head, then tighten it even more.