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Message started by stoneslinging on May 12th, 2023 at 3:36pm

Title: Special Retention Knot
Post by stoneslinging on May 12th, 2023 at 3:36pm
Hi there everyone,

I've seen retention knots that are sort of square and flat so you can grip them, but I'm not sure what they are called.

I've attached an image for reference.

Does anyone know how to make this? or is there a tutorial on youtube?

(Sling in the image is @AncientCraftwork's)
Screen_Shot_2023-05-12_at_12_34_50_PM.png (481 KB | 26 )

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 12th, 2023 at 4:42pm
What you're looking at is a release tab.

Here's a previous thread on them: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1615005901.  Morphy's video in the very first post seems to be locked down.  I'll reach out to him and see if it's something he would be willing to open up.  But there are some pics and descriptions in the thread that should put you on the right track.

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 12th, 2023 at 10:14pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on May 12th, 2023 at 4:42pm:
Morphy's video in the very first post seems to be locked down.  I'll reach out to him and see if it's something he would be willing to open up.

He checked but the video is gone.  He doesn't remember deleting it, but isn't sure what happened to it.  Too bad.  :(

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by Yfir on May 12th, 2023 at 10:38pm
I like the look of that, seems that it'd wear away less quickly than the cords behind a release knot. At least while working with undurable materials.

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by StaffSlinger on May 13th, 2023 at 12:52pm
That one is pretty, certainly not the only way to have a tab.   Seems like you could easily enough tie a leather dish or other shape to the end of a release cord....

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by stoneslinging on May 13th, 2023 at 8:38pm
Thanks a lot for the help Joe, appreciate it a lot!

StaffSlinger, definitely! gonna experiment and see what I end up using.

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by IronGoober on May 13th, 2023 at 8:48pm

StaffSlinger wrote on May 13th, 2023 at 12:52pm:
That one is pretty, certainly not the only way to have a tab.   Seems like you could easily enough tie a leather dish or other shape to the end of a release cord....


It definitely works, just make sure the leather is thick enough so it is strong enough and has good grip. The few times I tried it it was too thin and would break and just wasn't thick enough for good grip.

Title: Re: Special Retention Knot
Post by StaffSlinger on May 14th, 2023 at 10:47pm
Yeah... you want something like 9-10 oz. leather for strength and 'grip-ability'. 

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