The only thing I love more than a bad pun is a good learning aid. If you want to practice knot-tying — specifically, if you’re learning how to tie hitches — you need to have on hand the hardware the knot is meant for. The Fourteener from Complete Knotting Systems replicates 14 different kinds of hardware in a portable package that’s perfect for learning knot-tying wherever you are.
Among other things, the Fourteener will simulate hooks, rings, line cleats, and even the neck of a bag. It comes as part of a kit that also includes four meters of 5mm braided cord, a booklet of 17 knots to use with the Fourteener, as well as a nylon webbing strap and buckle to secure the Fourteener to your leg or other object for easier tying.
Darryl Lusk invented the Fourteener after a series of failed attempts at a granny knot almost got him laughed out of a lumberyard job. To spare you that humiliation, he sells his kit from the Fourteener site via PayPal for $15 — you can get discounts for buying in volume.
The Fourteener Knotting Tool [Official Site]