Working on the W boats, I have been learning a ton - from how to work the runners, to how the spinnaker sail functions, and also - how to tie a good KNOT.
One of the most useful knots that I have been taught is the bowline.
But, one of my favorite knots is the turk's head knot. Almost synonymous with Nantucket, this bracelet is also known as sailor's bracelet - for sailors used it in the past to wipe sweat from their forehead after swabbing decks!
I always buy my turk's head from Sconset Market, but you can also figure out a way to do it online thorough Nantucket Knotworks. They also have other fun rope-y things like monkey fist key chains, and flattened out turk's head coasters.
If you want to step it up a knotch, go for the turk's head in GOLD. There are many upscale versions, but this one is an easy impulse purchase. (by Philip Crangi / Giles & Brother)