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    explain nacarabiner to me?

    I am a firm believer that no question is stupid .. so here goes

    for some reason I can not figure out how the nacarabiner works?

    does anyone have pics to explain to me in laymans terms?
    I'm sure the light bulb above my head will light up with a simple explanation

    Thank you!

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    The basic principle is that of a button in a button hole.

    The diamond knot (button) at one end is placed in a loop (button hole) at the other end. When tension is applied the loop chokes the base of the knot.

    There are various methods of construction aimed at providing ways to help reduce the size of the loop after the knot is inserted. In practice, I'm not sure the loop needs to be secured by other means in order to hold load but it's helpful to keep the knot from slipping out when no load is applied.
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    Here's a thread showing pictures of my PapaSmurf nacrabiners.
    (Click me)

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    The lightbulb lit up!

    Knotty thank you for the explanation & Alan - the pics helped

    hmm.. so now I need to look around to see where I can use these cute little gadgets.....

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    thanks for the pictures and the information

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    The lightbulb lit up!

    Knotty thank you for the explanation & Alan - the pics helped

    hmm.. so now I need to look around to see where I can use these cute little gadgets.....
    Answer: Everywhere!

    You can make light duty ones out of Zing-It or heavy duty ones from Amsteel 7/64 or 1/8.
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    The Nacrabiner knot/loop design is how I finish-off my Paracord Survival bracelets.

    Works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    The basic principle is that of a button in a button hole.

    The diamond knot (button) at one end is placed in a loop (button hole) at the other end. When tension is applied the loop chokes the base of the knot.

    There are various methods of construction aimed at providing ways to help reduce the size of the loop after the knot is inserted. In practice, I'm not sure the loop needs to be secured by other means in order to hold load but it's helpful to keep the knot from slipping out when no load is applied.


    Knotty-- excellent job. That is about the best way to describe it.
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    A nacrabiner is a climber who has been turned to the underverse by the Lord Monger. (-;
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    these little gems have so many uses:

    hold my gps to handle bars of bike
    hold things to deck of kayak
    paddle leach
    one on top loop of backpack
    link on ridge line

    anyothers????
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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