I don't mean the heavy zig zag stitch at the very end; the thing I'm talking about is the single/doubled thread across the knot itself. It's just one or two threads, if my memory serves me correctly (without having it in front of me). It isn't a load-bearing type of stitch, but I was wondering about the exact purpose of it.The red stitch is to keep the core from slipping out of the rope jacket. If the core were to slip the knot would have no holding power.
I hear you on JCC. I have pretty thick skin, but will also give it out. I will accept that Mr. Charisma's intent was possibly good (but intent ain't everything). Most of my response posts were to correct factual errors.