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Old 03-29-2007
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It is a Turk's head, neither a knot or a hitch. It is more akin to a lashing, a permanent lashing.
The reason I know... I have made hundreds of them while I was in the Navy.
They were originally used to hold spares and masts together when they had developed a crack or a check. Been around for centuries. The lashings not me.
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