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Post  Paleolithic on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:38 am

So, this tool is kinda' cool. I just carved it today, sanded it with a piece of sand stone and drilled out the hole using a piece of burdock stalk. I used P-cord just for an example, but using natural cordage would work all the same. It weaves a very strong sorta' square cord.

The lucet dates back to Viking times and was used to make very strong cords, particularly for clothing or to hang a coin purse, etc. I'd imagine this would be a useful tool for creating very strong rope when needing to suspend something like a deer or whatever with previously inferior strength cord.

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Post  Paleolithic on Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:29 am


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Post  ParamilUSMC on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:15 am

So this would be a way to make a cordage or stronger cordage out of say materials such as animal sinew?
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Post  Paleolithic on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:07 pm

ParamilUSMC wrote:So this would be a way to make a cordage or stronger cordage out of say materials such as animal sinew?

Correct, but more likely plant fiber cordage or tanned leather laces.

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