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Default Making a Turks Head Knot

Hopefully this thread will illustrate how to make a turks head knot.

Start with 4 leather strands, moisten them with some water so that they are damp:

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Fold one of the straps over onto itself:

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Fold the second strap over the first and over itself, forming a second loop:

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Fold the third strap over the second forming another loop:

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Fold the fourth strap over the third and pass it through the loop created by the first strap:

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Pull all the loops tight:

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Loosen one of the straps by pushing an awl up through and out of the middle of the tightened loops:

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Take one of the straps, pass it under its neigbour and up through the hole you have created:

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Continue to do this with the remaining straps, passing them under their neighbour and up through the middle:





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Pull the final strap tight and voila!

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