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Tying the Wall and Crown (Manrope Knot) (Interactive Animation)
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Wall and Crown (Manrope Knot) TyingUnravel the strands of the rope and tie a Wall knot. Then take each strand across its neighbor to make a Crown. Tuck each strand round so that it follows itself. Carefully tighten each stand in turn to achieve a neat appearance. Trim the ends.
Wall and Crown (Manrope Knot) Details
Uses: The Wall and Crown (ABOK # 672, p 117; and # 847, p156), when followed round, make a pleasing ball or button on the end of a rope. The crown and wall are fundamental components of many decorative knots. The name "Manrope Knot" is a later name for a "Double Wall and Crown".
Structure: In both the Crown and the Wall, each strand is tucked under its neighbor. They are identical except for the direction of the main rope. If two rope ends faced each other, a wall in one end would be identical to a crown in the other.
Difference: The important difference is that a wall leaves the ends continuing on so that they may be laid up again to continue the rope. By contrast a crown directs the ends back in a convenient position to make a Backsplice.
Finishing the Ball. In this animation the ends have been cut short and heated to prevent them fraying. Many variations are described: the Crown may precede the Wall; the number of turns may be varied; and the ends can be spliced back into the rope.
Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.