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Royal Naval knot work


Khaki

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I have seen some pretty fancy displays of seaman's knots, usually framed, and I have in the past seen RN sailors wearing clasp  knives attached to the belt with fancy knotted cord.

Where did sailors obtain the cord for this workmanship? did they have to buy it from stores? I have read that you need one foot of cord for each inch of knot?

 

khaki

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1 hour ago, Kath said:

khaki,

a chandlers?

 

Kath.

Thanks kath,

I imagine that merchant seamen would visit a chandlers, but I have never seen one near a naval base.

khaki

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All ships carried/carry some form of cordage and available for asking.

Some of the ships I served on had some fantastic work done on mess pillars, etc. And also boat poles usually have some form of knotting on them.

 

Trev

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Thanks Trev,

 

It would be interesting if there were some GW identifiable examples that survived, I wonder if members have any to show us.?

 

khaki

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