The anchor bend is a knot used for attaching a rope to a ring or similar termination. Its name originates from the time when "bend" was understood to mean "tie to", and not restricted to knots that join rope ends. While the knot can become jammed in some modern materials, it is usually easily untied after moderate loads; it can be made more resistant to jamming by taking an extra turn around ...
Ashley's bend is a knot used to securely join the ends of two ropes together. It is similar to several related bend knots which consist of two interlocking overhand knots, and in particular the alpine butterfly bend. These related bends differ by the way the two constituent overhand knots are interlocked.
2011 testing shows that the knot might slip when only one loop is loaded. Cavers and canyoneers ought to fasten their cow-tail carabiner through both loops. European cavers widely advocate the use of a figure eight twisted version of the Bowline on a bight.
The buntline hitch is a knot used for attaching a rope to an object. It is formed by passing the working end around an object, then making a clove hitch around the rope's standing part, taking care that the turns of the clove hitch progress towards the object rather than away from it.
knot can also be used to isolate a damaged section of a rope. Scroll to see Animated Alpine Butterfly Knot below the illustration and tying instructions. Alpine Butterfly Knot Tying Instructions. Make a loop in the rope and twist it one full rotation into an eight shape. Fold the top of the eight down around the bottom of the eight. Now up and out through the lower opening of the eight and pull tight.
The carrick bend, also called full carrick bend, sailor's knot, and anchor bend, is perhaps the nearest thing we have to a perfect bend. It is symmetrical, it is easy to tie, it does not slip easily in wet material, it is among the strongest of knots, it cannot jam and is readily untied.
The slip clove hitch is very similar to the clove hitch knot, except that it's easier to untie. This is the knot used by cowboys to tie up their horses. Follow along with this video survival training tutorial and learn how to tie a slip clove hitch knot.
Also known as the Miller’s Knot this knot is useful for securing the end of a sack or bundles of items. The knot stays tied and grips itself so well that it is often impossible to untie. Scroll to see Animated Constrictor Knot below the illustration and tying instructions.
How to Tie a Double Bowline Climbing Knot Two Methods: Tying the Double Bowline Backing Up with a Stopper Knot Community Q&A A lot of people use the figure-8 knot for tying in, but the bowline (pronounced "bow-lin") is just as safe if done correctly, pulled tightly, and backed up with a safety knot.
Double Fisherman's Knot. How to tie the Double Fisherman's Knot. This knot securely ties two ropes together or can be used to fasten the ends of a rope or cord to make a closed loop or sling. Rarely used infishing, the Double Fisherman’s Knot is essentially two knots that slide together when tightened to form the finished knot.
The double overhand knot is simply a logical extension of the regular overhand knot, made with one additional pass. The result is slightly larger and more difficult to untie. It forms the first part of the surgeon's knot and both sides of a double fisherman's knot.
The Flemish bend, also known as a figure eight bend, a double figure eight bend, and a rewoven figure eight is a knot for joining two ropes of roughly similar size. A loose figure-eight knot is tied in the end of one rope. The second rope is now threaded backwards parallel to the first rope. When properly dressed, the two strands do not cross each other.
The Half Hitch – attaches a rope to something, e.g., a Hitching Post; The Half Knot – a binding knot – first part of a Square (Reef) Knot. Tying it: As shown in the animation it can be capsized from looking like an overhand knot into the normal look of a Half Hitch.
A handcuff knot is a knot tied in the bight having two adjustable loops in opposing directions, able to be tightened around hands or feet. The knot itself does not possess any inherent locking action, and thus is not as easy to use for such purposes as the name might suggest.
Slip Knot Details. Uses: The slip knot (ABOK # 529, p 87) is identical in structure to the Noose Knot except that the bight to be inserted is formed from the short end – not the long. It is one of the most frequently tied knots - being used in knitting as the first loop when casting on – where it is called a slip knot but frequently tied as a noose.
How a Prusik Knot Works. Prusik knots are designed to move freely on a line as you climb. When they are not put under intense force or friction, they can slide up and down with ease. If the end of the rope is pulled suddenly, the friction of the knot will create enough tension to hold the load in place (you, a bag, another person, etc.).
The reef knot, or square knot, is an ancient and simple binding knot used to secure a rope or line around an object. It is sometimes also referred to as a Hercules knot. The knot is formed by tying a left-handed overhand knot and then a right-handed overhand knot, or vice versa.
Under Load: The Rolling Hitch is one of the few knots which can be tied and untied with load on. It does not bind and, when tied correctly, does not slip. However, in critical applications some authorities recommend using the tail end to tie a second Rolling Hitch to back up the first.
The knot does not bind against the standing line and can be easily undone. Scroll to see Animated Running Bowline Knot below the illustration and tying instructions. Running Bowline Knot Tying Instructions. Double the end of a rope and wrap tag end over then under standing line and up to side of new loop created.
Eliminate It: If you are asked to learn to tie the Sheepshank, please request your Troop Leader to eliminate this knot and replace it with something safe and useful, e.g., the Alpine Butterfly Loop is an excellent way of isolating a damaged section in a length of rope; it may also be safely used to shorten a rope.
The sheet bend is related in structure to the bowline. It is very fast to tie, and along with the bowline and clove hitch is considered so essential it is knot №1 in the Ashley Book of Knots. It is a more secure replacement for the reef knot (square knot), especially in its doubled variety.
Uses: The Stevedore is a reliable moderately bulky stopper knot. Is is an excellent knot to use when setting a tarp – it can be used to secure an end that has been passed through a grommet. Structure: The knot starts out as though tying a Figure 8 Knot.
Tautline Hitch. How to tie the Tautline Hitch Knot. This knot can be slipped to tighten or loosen a line, then holds fast under load. Useful for lines that may need adjustment. The Tautline Hitch is essentially a Rolling Hitch tied on the standing part of a tight line after it has been secured around a object.
Timber Hitch How to tie the Timber Hitch Knot. Use for securing a rope around a post or any cylindrical object. It does not jam or slip, no matter how heavy the load and is easy to tie and untie. It is best to complete the Timber Hitch with one or two half hitches near the hauling end to keep the load from twisting.
Real Truckers: The Animation was prepared to show the structure of the knot. In practice at step 6, a Real Trucker will pass a bight of rope through the loop and then use the bight to tie off the knot with half hitches. This allows him to use one long piece of rope to tie many Trucker's Hitches.
The knot should be arranged neatly and pulled tight. Other Names: The Water Knot is also known by various other names including: Tape Knot, Ring Bend, Grass Knot, and Overhand Follow-Through. Uses: In climbing it is used to join two pieces of webbing strapping.
The Common Whipping is a knot tied at the end of a rope to keep the end from unraveling. The benefit of the Common Whipping knot is that it is quite easy to tie and no tools are required. However, the knot is more appropriate for temporary use or on decorative ropes as it is known to slip off the rope easily.