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Project by DocHamm posted 02-12-2021 02:34 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A handmade Cedar Lucet I made several years ago and never got around to posting. They are becoming popular especially with Medieval reenactors. Cheers!

Lucet Info:
A lucet is a tool used in cordmaking or braiding which is believed to date back to the Viking and Medieval periods when it was used to create cords that were used on clothing or to hang items from the belt. Lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy. It closely resembles a knitted I-cord or the cord produced on a knitting spool. Lucet cord is formed by a series of loop-like knots and therefore will not unravel if cut. Unlike other braiding techniques such as kumihimo, finger-loop braiding, or plaiting, where the threads are of a finite length, lucetted (or knitted) braids can be created without pre-measuring threads and so it is a technique suited for very long cords.

Links:
Lucet Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucet
Lucet Viking Necklace/Scarf: http://radmegan.com/2011/09/viking-crafts-a-lucetted-necklacescarf.html

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Eric

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#1 posted 02-12-2021 11:10 AM

Never would have figured this one out, thanks for the description. Looks neat.

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#2 posted 02-12-2021 02:21 PM

I had no idea about this item or it’s use. Thank you for posting it. I watched a couple videos on it and found it to be very interesting. I will be educating my kids and grandchildren on this.

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#3 posted 02-12-2021 09:05 PM

Very pretty and nicely cut.

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