A decorative knot, also known as fancy knots, is basically a type of complex knots exhibiting repeating patterns. This can be used for practical or aesthetic purposes and anglers are also using decorative ones for years in fishing. Decorative knots, those are used for fishing, can be of various types.
They are briefly discussed below:
Buglars Braid: The Buglars Braid is a kind of decorative knots that has many practical usages. One needs to shorten a cord, line or rope to tie this up. Interestingly, you need not to cut it and you can easily untie it to any point.
Carrick Bend: The Carrick Bend is a symmetrical that is most likely the nearest of the bends. The anglers love it as it’s easy to tie and it has good holding as well. One needs to wet the ropes to tie this up so that it doesn’t jam while making it relatively easy to untie.
Chain Sennit: The Chain Sennit is an older term for a decorative which is known as Drummer’s Plait. This type has to tie in an interesting technique, where the primary purpose is to form linked loops, which will shorten the cord. This type is mostly used in making jewelries while these are equally popular in fishing too.
Cockscombing: Cockscombing is a form of decorative knot that is used for hitching by using rings rails and handles. This type is also usable for making a surface heat proof such as handles of cooking appliances or surfaces where friction causes them to heat up.
Good Luck Knot: Good Luck is of Chinese origin. As this kind maybe attached to zippers, thus it becomes more interesting among users. Sometime these knots are also usable in hanging stuffs from car rear-view mirror or simply placed where ever one feels good luck and beauty is required.
Hackamore Knots: This is most popular decorative knot as its application as a head piece for animals has always been dubious and it’s long gone out of fashion for that purpose.
Josephine Knots: The Josephine Knot is an ancient design which is more than two thousand years older. It is basically made of common decorative patterns as multiples of the knot and left flat. The knot is made of common decorative patterns and the knot is regularly sighted in military braids apart from its usability in fishing. The knot is also known as Double Coin Knot.
Lanyard Loop Knot: The Lanyard Loop, besides being attractive, makes a useful loop with decorative bulb for attaching items such as key rings, knives etc. In addition to that it is equally alluring for anglers as they can attach their lures with this type of knots easily and it’s comparatively easy to tie.
Man O’ War Sheepshank: The Man O’ War Sheepshank is a kind of decorative knot that can be used to by-pass damaged line without the need to cut and splice. This knot makes a decorative display for those who are wishing to brighten up a room or display board.
Manrope Knots: The Manrope knot is often used as a decorative stopper knot and is also used at the end of ropes. The knot can be used from the either side of a gangway or to stop a lanyard from slipping.
Masthead Knots: This is a decorative knot that was essentially formed to provide three or four loops. This is tied around a temporary mast through which it stays can be attached.
Matthew Walker Knot: The Matthew Walker Knot is an attractive stopper knot which is a form of decorative knot that can either be tied mid or at the end of rope.
Monkey Chain: Monkey Chain is a kind of decorative that is really popular among anglers. Apart from its usability in fishing, the knot is also popular for other usages as well.
Navy Sheepshank: The Navy Sheepshank knot can be used to by-pass damaged line. One does not need to cut and splice this decorative knot. Apart from its usability in fishing, this knot is also used for decorative display to brighten up a room or display board.
Ocean Plait Mat: The Ocean Plait Mat decorative knots makes a most decorative entrance for any home or galley.
Oysterman’s Knot: When fully formed the Oysterman’s knot provides a solid and dependable stopper knot. This type of decorative knot is best employed because of its bulk.
Reef Knot: The Reef knot’s sole purpose is to tie off a single line and this acts as a binding knot. Therefore it will always be work in line of equal weight, texture and size.
Ringbolt Hitching: Ringbolt Hitching is a special kind of decorative knot that is often used for rings rails and handles. Apart from being an attractive hitching, Ringbolt Hitching is also a useful method of heat-proofing surfaces such as handles of cooking appliances.
Sailor’s Knife Lanyard Knot: The Sailor’s Knife Lanyard Knot is a kind of decorative knot that makes a useful loop with decorative bulb for attaching items such as key rings, knives etc.
Shake Hands Bend: The Shake Hands Bend is a form of decorative knots, which is an excellent line joining bend, highly usable for light cordage through to heavier ropes. These knots are specially popular among users as these are easy to tie, easy to adjust and easy to untie.
Shamrock Knot: Shamrock Knots is a type of decorative knot that maybe attached to zippers, hung from car rear-view mirrors. Further, these can simply placed where ever one feels good luck and beauty is required.
Sheepshank with a Sword Knot: This can be used to by-pass damaged line that doesn’t need to cut and splice. This type makes a decorative display for those wishing to brighten up a room or display board.
Single Strand Diamond Knot: Single Strand Diamond is specially loved by anglers as it’s easy to tie and its equally usable too. Moreover, the knot is also usable for enhancing the decore of any interior.
Square Knot: This is best known as a Reef Knot. But when the knot is used in decorative and macrame work it is best known as the Square Knot.
Tack Knot: This kind is often used as a stopper decorative knot. It is also used at the end of ropes on either side of a gangway. Further its is usable to stop a lanyard from slipping.