"Name These Knots" Contest


#1

This past weekend an email came in through the gCaptain tip line that I thought would make for a good gCaptain contest. The email reads:

[I]Dear Mike:[/I]

[I] My name is Steven, I am 57 and live in Sacramento. My late father, Hugh, was a dentist in Fremont, Ca for 30 years. When he was 17 1/2, I think in 1941, he joined the Merchant Marine and went to Kings Point in New York for a year and commissioned as an Ensign. He was on a Liberty Ship in WW II and I think was involved in resupplying Saipan and Tarawa after the islands were secure. He was later an Army Dentist during the Korean conflict.[/I]

[I] One of my four sons and I are restoring a knot board that my Dad made as a 16 boy in Oakland when he was in scouts. Unfortunately all of the labels have since fallen off; my son Tyler has spent hours identifying the knots with the help of the Ashley Book of Knots. We have come up short on several that are attached to his email to the International Guild of Knot Tyers who did not respond.[/I]

[I] I found you and Captain Konrad on the web and was wondering if you have any resources to help us identify these knots?[/I]

I thought this was a great contest for the forum. So, attached you will find an image of each of the 5 knots in question, with each knot labeled 1-5. Let’s see if we can help Steven out and name these knots.

First person to correctly identify each of the following five knots gets a free gCaptain t-shirt! Click on each image for a larger photo.

Knot 1
[ATTACH=CONFIG]712[/ATTACH]

Knot 2
[ATTACH=CONFIG]711[/ATTACH]

Knot 3
[ATTACH=CONFIG]715[/ATTACH]

Knot 4
[ATTACH=CONFIG]713[/ATTACH]

Knot 5
[ATTACH=CONFIG]714[/ATTACH]


#2
  1. ?
  2. Crabber’s Eye
  3. Midshipman’s Hitch
  4. ?
  5. ?

#3

Knot 3 Prussick hitch. the others are a mystery.


#4

Number one looks like an incorrectly tied Spanish Bowline. Maybe what they called fool’s handcuffs?


#5

I broke out my Ashley’s Book of Knots, but I got cross-eyed looking at all the pictures and diagrams, here are a couple of special knots; guess what they are for…hint, Submariners will be using them soon…
[ATTACH=CONFIG]745[/ATTACH]


#6

[quote=jeffrox;31041]i broke out my ashley’s book of knots, but i got cross-eyed looking at all the pictures and diagrams, here are a couple of special knots; guess what they are for…hint, submariners will be using them soon…
[attach=config]745[/attach][/quote]

it is knot porn or is it?


#7

[QUOTE=Jeffrox;31041]I broke out my Ashley’s Book of Knots, but I got cross-eyed looking at all the pictures and diagrams, here are a couple of special knots; guess what they are for…hint, Submariners will be using them soon…
[ATTACH=CONFIG]745[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]

We broke out the Ashleys book here on the boat and had the same problem…


#8

[QUOTE=10talents;31042]it is knot porn or is it?[/QUOTE]

Good one 10…


#9

[QUOTE=Jeffrox;31041]I broke out my Ashley’s Book of Knots, but I got cross-eyed looking at all the pictures and diagrams, here are a couple of special knots; guess what they are for…hint, Submariners will be using them soon…
[ATTACH=CONFIG]745[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]

You got me stumped but I’m dying of curiousity. After looking at them I can see that 10talents didnt just pull that out of the air…(or I just have a mind as dirty as his)lol. So, please do tell Jeff