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3 pass headhunter’s knot

In this tutorial we take a look at this exotic decorative knot.

The headhunter’s knot is probably one of my favorites. I have shown the 2 pass headhunter’s knot in an earlier tutorial, this time I am going to demonstrate a 3 pass version. It is tied in much the same way and you will quickly find similarities between the two.

The 3 pass HH knot, tightened around a marble.

The 3 pass HH knot, tightened around a marble.

Top view of the knot:

headhunters-knot-around-a-marble-2

 

The tutorial

For tying this knot you will need a mandrel (in my case a piece of a broom handle) and some gutted paracord (I will usually flatten it). A lacing needle is recommended (you can easily make your own).  I also use a rubber band to hold the standing end in place. With these few items at hand, let’s begin!

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (1 of 19)

The basic setup.

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (2 of 19)

Wrap around once, over the standing end (O1).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (3 of 19)

Then go up, under one (U1).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (4 of 19)

Go down, over two (O2).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (5 of 19)

And up, under two (U2).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (6 of 19)

Down again, over three (O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (7 of 19)

And up, under three (U3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (8 of 19)

Down, under one, over three (U1-O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (9 of 19)

Up, over one, under three (O1-U3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (10 of 19)

Down, under two, over three (U2-O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (11 of 19)

Up, over two, under three (O2-U3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (12 of 19)

Down, under three, over three (U3-O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (13 of 19)

Up, over three, under three (O3-U3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (14 of 19)

Down, over one, under three, over three (O1-U3-O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (15 of 19)

Up, under one, over three, under three (U1-O3-U3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (16 of 19)

Down, over two, under three, over three (O2-U3-O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (17 of 19)

Up, under two, over three, under three (U2-O3-U3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (18 of 19)

Down, over three, under three, over three (O3-U3-O3).

3-pass-hunters-knot-step (19 of 19)

Tuck in under three to finish.

If you prefer video tutorials, see the video below:

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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