Thursday, October 2, 2014

Feeling Secure with Your Knots

Zeppelin Bend made with 325 Parachute Cord - Recommended Finish
Zeppelin Bend made with Parachute Cord 325.

Stretch Magic™ is slick and this can create problems when tying the ends together as knots require friction to stay tied. There are some complicated knots (not difficult to tie with practice) that work exceptionally well. My favorite is the Zeppelin Bend*. This knot holds well with Stretch Magic™ and has the added benefit of keeping the ends in a straight line. I recommend using our Parachute Cord 550 for learning knots.

For the rest of us who lack patience (or just don’t want to learn knot tying,) there is a quick, easy and permanent solution—use glue. We highly recommend using G-S Hypo Cement.

Post by Joel Hooks.

* Link takes you to the International Guild of Knot Tyers website. It includes a PDF download for a printable version.

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