6 Lead by 7 Bight video demo 1


The following is a series of short videos that show how to tie a 6 Lead by 7 Bight Turks Head on the Turks Head Tool. The 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 the following three turks heads. They are all five-bight by three-lead knots. The one on the left is a simple but complete knot. The middle one has been doubled and the one on the right has been tripled.

My apologies for the huge video files. If I were to shoot them any smaller, the details of the crossings would not be visible. They are between 9 and 60Mb in size and may take a while to download on a slow connection.

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Introduction to the Turks Head Tool
This particular tool has a band of tape upon which the pin numbers have been written for clarity.
1:22 - 15.6Mb
video number one Photo of TH Tool
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.
Setting a slipknot on the back of the index hole and put the needle onto the end of the cord.
2:26 - 32.3Mb
video number two
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.
1:48 - 20.6Mb
video number three
click on this to see the full-sized 6 Lead x 7 Bight turks head recipe.

Tying the knot on the Tool
4:57 - 65.0Mb
video number four
Completing the knot on the tool
We will put in the last two passes and the then double one pass to hold the knot's integrity
3:24 - 45.0Mb
video number five
Removing the knot from the tool...
Remove the slip knot from the back of the tool,
then lift bights over the bottom pins and remove knot.
2:18 - 30.6Mb
video number six
Tightening the turks head
3:06 - 41.1Mb
video number seven
Doubling the turks head
4:12 - 55.6Mb
video number eight
4:19 - 57.1Mb
video number nine
MUCH appreciation goes to Dan Lane for the post-production video work.
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