DIY







Country Lore: Untie Knots

A button hook is a great tool for untying knots.

| August/September 2004

Loosening stubborn knots is no longer a trial I have to endure while working with rope or cordage. When I spied a button hook in an Alabama antique shop, a light flicked on in my head: I slide the hook into the knot at a good prying spot, enabling me to apply a lot of pressure on a very small area of the cordage or rope. The knots loosen quickly. Even rope so tightly bound it would previously have to be cut unties with relative ease.

John Hendricks
Evansville, Indiana
 






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