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four strand braid (sketch) Four Strand Turkshead

four strand turkshead rings These four strand turksheads are made with three passes. 

The top ring has a twisted wire strand for a center pass.

The bottom ring is made with mixed metals: sterling silver and gold.

Four Strand Patterns

The four strand turkshead is a little harder to make than the three strand turkshead.  Victor Raahauge of Vallejo, California taught me this knot.  Victor ran the Mare Island Ferry Company; I was one of his Captians from 1980 to 1983.  the Mare Island ferries are no longer running, but Victor's knots keep sailing on.
Single pass turkshead rings are made in a heavy guage wire. Multiple pass turkshead rings are made with various gauges, usually 22 guage or 20 guage wire. I sometimes make the three pass turkhead  with the center pass of a different metal or with a twisted wire.  Yellow Gold and White Gold combinations are particularly nice.
(Prices vary based on guage of wire and the price of silver or gold.) Plus Shipping and Handling (and Sales Tax in New Mexico).

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Updated:   31 January 2005