Step 12: Diamond knot

This knot is also known as the Lanyard knot and the Chinese Button knot and has been used for centuries. This is a decorative knot although it can also be used as a stopper knot in stranded rope. This knot is fairly tricky to master initially but as always practice makes perfect. Once tied tis knot is strong and fairly permanent being a pain to undo.
To make it easier to see what I have done I have used 2 different colours however in the finished thing I have just used one colour. For the final thing in one colour I used one length of Paracord and folded it in half. First you need to put the cord between your fingers with a finger between them (image 2), then you need to make a loop with the lower cord over the higher (image 3) then bring the other cord round under the tail of the first cord over one side of the loop, under the start if the second cord and the over the other side of the loop (image 4) then you need to wrap the first cord round the outside of the knot and when it’s half way round push it up through the centre of the knot (image 5) then repeat with the other cord (image 6) and finally pull tight (image 7). Image 1 shows the single length of cord version that was mounted on the board.
<p>Very Nice!!! i need to make me one of thease for my troop boys to help them learn there knots:)</p>
Were can i but paracord. <br>
Military Surplus store<br>
<p>I get mine from any of these:</p><p><a href="http://paracordplace.com/" rel="nofollow">http://paracordplace.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.paracordplanet.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.paracordplanet.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/122264921/100ft-550-paracord-7-strand-solid-colors?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=supplies_low&gclid=CLXBl4mL7LoCFdJZ7AodNE8A5g" rel="nofollow">http://www.etsy.com/listing/122264921/100ft-550-paracord-7-strand-solid-colors?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&amp;utm_campaign=supplies_low&amp;gclid=CLXBl4mL7LoCFdJZ7AodNE8A5g</a></p>
www.supplycaptain.com. they only sell TRUE paracord and loads of it. you name the color, they probably have it!<br>
Go to Campingsurvival.com and you can get 1000ft for 35 bucks.
Cheaperthandirt.com $20 for 300 feet. Every color in the rainbow and a few that aren't including camo patterns.
I got mine from Ebay
Thanks for the instructions, i just built this for my son - so he can practice his knots for scouts.
LOVE THIS 5 STARS! this is Awesome!
Jamie: Have you considered using ping-pong balls inside your Monkey's Fist key fob, in order to make it float? (boaters' keys). Ping-pong balls are very tough, nice and light, and almost indestructible. I would very much appreciate your &quot;how-to&quot; on the Monkey's Fist and Lanyard Knot as shown in step 13 above. Rick
Can you go back to th e 'Highwaymans Hitch' and the 'Bowline' and show the steps like you did the others? I have been able to do a Bowline for years, but I don't get the Highwaymans... <br>Thanks!
I'm in the USA at the moment but when I get back to the UK I will reupload them. Thanks for pointing this out.
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