Introduction: Marlinspike Lanyard Knot Whisk Broom
This is ABOK 787. Many of you are familiar with the 2 strand diamond/lanyard knot so this is familiar to you.
It is easier to tie than the "Manrope Knot Whisk Broom."
I used 1 1/2' of 5/16" sisal to make this whisk.
Middle your rope and put it over your palm.. This forms the handle loop of the brush.
Make a half hitch with the lower end and place it over the top end.
Bring the top end under the lower end.
And to the left going over, under, over. Tighten on hand.
Take either end (A) and bring it over the handle and through center of knot.
Do the same with the other end (B).
Grab the two ends in one hand and the handle in the other hand and pull apart.
Unlay the two ends into their separate strands.
Separate the strands into their separate fibers.
Comb out the fibers.
Dipping the fibers in water helps take some of the residual twist and helps in the separation process.