Jan 03 2008

Sinew Cordage

Published by at 11:57 pm under Animal Materials

I’ve been making about 3,5m of thin snare cordage from sinew this evening. Mouth twisting is the easiest way with sinew I find. Thigh rolling either has to be done wet (will be loose) or dry (it will slip off the surface), of reasons in the paranteces it isn’t a good option with sinew in my opinion.



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2 Responses to “Sinew Cordage”

  1. bikethingon 06 Jan 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Torjus,
    I’ve been trying to finish off the cord I started on the course, but i’m struggling with the joining in bit (which i don’t have a problem with on ‘nettle cordage’).

    I’m going to strip it apart and start again – could you just give a quick overview of the method again please? – IIRC it starts with 4 strands, twisted into 2 groups of 2 and allowed to twist back to form the cord..

    When joining, do you stagger the joins so that each new strand starts at a different point?

    And when you have finished, do you tidy up the loose strands sticking out of the side of the cord, and if so how?


  2. Torjus Gaarenon 06 Jan 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Steve

    When splicing in the cord, stagger the joinings yes. Never splice two strands on the same place. Use some overlap, you can cut off the excess after the cord is finished.

    Did that help? It’s hard to explain. If it didn’t, tell me and I’ll do a proper post about it.

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