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Bead. The japanese crown is a beautiful lanyard knot for a kadara body harness.

Bead

But it is rather tricky to tie. Dont panic. The same look can be archived using nothing but overhand knots. Make a granny knot but keep it very loose. Slide the knot down until you reach the middle of the rope. Take the bottom overhand knot and flip it upside down. Tighten the lower overhand knot all the way, making sure to keep it upside down when compared to the other overhand knot. Tighten the upper overhand knot. Cask. The traditional overhand knot used for a Karada has several problems with it.

Cask

The knots dont lay flat. They cant easily be adjusted. And they dont have constant appearance. But all that can be fixed while still using the basic overhand knot. Start with a basic overhand knot but keep it very loose. Rotate the knot around so that you are viewing it edge on. Pull the two sides apart as if you were opening a book. Pull the two sides all the way apart and lay them flat. The crossing lines can now be passed through each side making a flat and attractive ’split diamond’ pattern. Double coin (1 line) This knot goes by several deferent names.

Double coin (1 line)

Double coin knot. Carrick bend. Josephine knot. From behind, bring the line between your thumb and index finger. Wrap around your index and middle fingers. Wrap around your middle and ring fingers. Important step: Before moving on, bring the end behind the line next to your thumb. Note that there are four lines across the top. Here is where the over/under pattern becomes clear. Over: line between little and ring finger. Now that the over/under pattern is done, the knot can be removed from your fingers.

Note that there is a square in the exact center of the knot. The finished knot has a decorative basket weave look. Double coin (2 lines) This knot goes by several deferent names.

Double coin (2 lines)

Double coin knot. Carrick bend. Josephine knot. Step one: Live long and prosper. Bring two lines in from the back. Take up one of the lines. Loop this end around the two fingers that pinch the opposite end. Drop the end you are holding and pick up the other end. Note that there are four lines across the top. Here is where the over/under pattern becomes clear. Under: line between little finger and ring finger. Now that the over/under pattern is done, the knot can be removed from your fingers. The finished knot lays flat against the skin and is very decorative. great to use for a kadara body harness. Overhand cuff. This is a decorative cuff based on the overhand knot.

Overhand cuff

It has an appearance somewhat like a rope shackle. Start with the center of the rope. You do know how to find the center? Right? Make several wraps around the limb. Cross both ends. Tie an overhand knot. Note that there is a tiny gap in between the two ropes right at the very center of the overhand knot. All the coils are now visible through the center of the overhand knot. Lift up the coils through the center of the overhand knot and pass the left rope under all of them. Tighten up carefully. Lift up the coils through the center of the overhand knot and pass the right rope under all of them. Tighten up carefully. Bedpost hitch.

MEMO: Though this tutorial doesn’t show it, this knot is just a clove hitch with an extra tuck.

Bedpost hitch

The regular clove hitch comes apart under variable direction pull. This knot is called the constrictor hitch and holds up much better to variable direction pull.clove hitch video | constrictor hitch video Tying to the bedposts is a bondage classic. Methods of tying a limb are covered elsewhere, but tying the other end of the line to a bedpost is not normally covered.

Many books give older sailing knots to use for this purpose but they do not work very well in modern slick smooth line. Make a simple round turn around the bedpost. Reach under the standing part and hook your finger to the back part of the loop. Bring the back loop underneath the standing part. Lift the loop and drop it over the top of the bedpost. The final knot will hold up amazingly well in even the stickiest of ropes. Japanese Crown. The japanese crown has become widly popular as a lanyard for tying the kadara body harness.

Japanese Crown

It is one of the few knots used in Japanese bondage that is actualy of Asian origin. Also called the ten-knot because it looks like the kanji character for ten (十) because of how the underneath side of the knot appears. Begin with 2 parallel lines. Shown here in red and black for clarity. Wrap one line around your hand. Take the other line and place it underneath the upper coil of the other line. Wrap the second line around your hand. Pull your hand out. Just as you passed the second line under the first to start the process, end the knot by passing the second line under the first.

Tighten up carefully and a neat and tidy pinwheel pattern will form. Pull both tails all the way through the hole. Patriot gauntlets. An alternative to lou duff style arm gauntlets.

Patriot gauntlets

This was the basis for the 600 foot rope mummification I once did at Shibaricon The main bulk of the rope will always be behind what you are tying around. The tie itself is just bringing parts up to the front. Make a bunny ear on the left side. This bunny ear will be laying in front. Make another bunny ear on the right side. Pass the right bunny ear through the left. Make another bunny ear on the left side. Important: Place the end of the rope in between the two bunny ears you have at this point. Pass the left bunny ear through the right. Pull the bunny ear toward you to tighten everything up.

Pull the bunny ear toward you to tighten everything up. Continue the three step process. When you run out of rope, just leave the end as it is without make a bunny ear. Pass the end all the way through the last bunny ear you did. Pull the end toward you to tighten everything up. The finished pattern has a center ridge that looks like a braid. Shamrock. Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 512 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 527 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 534 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 570 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-includes/query.php on line 61 The shamrock knot is a decorative knot that forms four ‘leaves’ around a central bud.

Shamrock

Tie a McCrown. Pull your hands apart. Box knot. Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 512 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 527 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 534 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-settings.php on line 570 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/kinkyr3/public_html/jackelfrink/wp-includes/query.php on line 61 Made popular by the Knotty Boys.

Box knot

Start with two lines parallel to each other. Tie an overhand knot. Cross the two ends. Come down one step. McCrown. So the japanese crown knot is too complex and you cant remember how to tie it? That’s ok, just use this “Americanized” version. Remember that all parts of this knot are symmetrical. This tutorial shows it tied left to right and “right side up”. It can easily be tied the other way. Take the left line and make an overhand knot.

Pick up the end of the other line. Pull the end through the overhand knot. The end of the right rope will go around the standing part of the right rope. Tie an overhand knot. You will now have two overhand knots linked together. Tighten carefully. The final knot has a square “box” shape that looks very similar to the japanese crown knot.