Fiador knot

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  1. asemery

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    fiador knot
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    step 1.
    Fold cord in half and bring folded end over itself to form upper loop of fiador
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    step 2.
    Bring the 2 ends under the loop to borm the bottom loopa of the fiador
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    step 3.
    Turn the bottom strand of the upper loop over the top strand and shift the inner circle to the left over the outer circle (circle made inn step 1
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    step 4.
    Bring right hand end over, under the two strands of the loop
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    step 5.
    Bting left hand end - under, over the two strands
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    step 6.
    and bring that same end under everything and up through the inner loop as shown
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    step 7.
    Bring the remaining end under and up through the outer loop
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    step 8.
    Grap the two ends and the upper loop in one hand, and the two lower loops in the other hand and pull in oppposite directions to form the knot
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    step 9.
    Slowly, one strtand at a time tighten the knot to form the fiador k
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    You can use it as it stands ot tie another fiador above it as I did here
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    You knotty thing you...

    I do love knots and that is a useful one!
     
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    Thanks for the post. I do believe my pack and pouch lashings. Just went from working. To looking like I know what I'm doing and working. :dblthumb:
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Nice. Variations of this knot are sometimes used to make impromptu halters/hackamores.
     
  5. asemery

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    When I first saw the fiador I realized that the twin loops at the bottom would have applications other than as a halter
     
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    Nice explanation, thanks. I am interested in trying to use the knot for a halter for a 16 hand horse. Can you suggest a length of rope to start with for that size of animal?
     
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    Of course it really depends on the horse. This site has the best explanation for sizing and tying rope halters that I've found: http://userpages.chorus.net/dldanie2/halter/halter.html
     
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    I suppose I could have moved my lazy bone and found that site myself but I do thank you for the link. Horse in question is stabled across the road so I will be over there today to test my new found information.
     
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    Your netting and knotting posts are always very interesting, thanks.
     
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