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I've been teaching myself how to do a bit of fancy work. In one book I am using, it says that the alternate crown sennit is also referred to as the Nelson sennit. Does anyone know why this particular style is associated with him?

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Post Re: Nelson Sennit
I passed this query on to a friend who is an active knot tyer, and member of the Guild of Knot Tyers. He consulted two of his Royal Navy colleagues, who have now produced these two replies:

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I have always known the eight lead doubled four part alternate (square crowning) sennit as the "Nelson Sennit" but have no knowledge of its origin.

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We think that the source for HG Smiths comment is plate 119 (which shows 2 variations) in: Graumont, Raoul & Hensel, John: "Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work"; Cornell Maritime Press Inc, New York, [1st ed 1939] 4th edition 1952, re-printed 1964.

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Post Re: Nelson Sennit
Have a look at
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for the naval connections

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Post Re: Nelson Sennit
Hi Martin,

Thanks for trying to track the history down!

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Post Re: Nelson Sennit
Viking wrote:
Have a look at
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I have been using Smith's book. That text in the link you provided is what prompted the question!

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Post Re: Nelson Sennit - and Nelson buns
Slight change of topic - another invocation of the great Admiral's name. Look for 'Nelson buns' and 'Nelson slices' in this discussion of NAAFI food.

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