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2halfhitches.jpg
2 Half Hitches21 viewsUsed to attach a rope to a pole or guy point. Must be securely tightened.
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3 Strand Braid31 viewsRATKINSON
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3 Tripple Bowline24 viewsRATKINSON
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Alpine Butterfly33 viewsRATKINSON
anchorhitch.jpg
Anchor Hitch33 viewsRATKINSON
anglersloop.jpg
Angler's Loop34 viewsRATKINSON
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Ashley's Bend40 viewsA superb bend invented by C.W. Ashley. It is easy to tie, very reliable, one of the strongest bends and very easy to untie. The only minus is, that it is a bit bulky, but the appearance is still quite attractive. To tie: Follow the first diagram to create two interlocked loops. Then pass the ends of the ropes down the center part of the knot. Pull on the ropes to set the knot. RATKINSON
ashleysstopper.jpg
Ashley's Stopper88 viewsRATKINSON
Barrel-Hitch.jpg
4187 viewsThe Barrel Hitch or "Barrel Sling", named for its use in hoisting cargo aboard ships, is a simple yet effective way to suspend an object while keeping it vertical. It works by forming a "sling" around the object, which supports it from either side and underneathpydavies
Blimp-knot.jpg
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bowline.jpg
Bowline85 viewsUsed to make a non-slipping loopRATKINSON
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Bowline On a Bite96 viewsRATKINSON
bumper-knot.jpg
78 viewsIn fishing, a bumper knot (also known as a bait loop or egg loop) can be used to secure soft or loose bait to a hook.

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buntlinehitch.jpg
Buntline Hitch20 viewsRATKINSON
Carrick-Mat.jpg
2476 viewsThe Carrick mat is a knot. When woven flat it can be used as a mat or pad - as a hot pad, e.g. The same knot tied the same way, but allowed to form a cylinder around the central opening instead of laying flat, can be used to make a woggle. The carrick mat is one of the easiest to master of the Turks head knots (3 lead x 4 bight).

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carrickbend.jpg
Carrick Bend20 viewsRATKINSON
Chinese-Button-Knot.jpg
132 viewsDecorative knot that can be used for tying small knots for clothingpydavies
cleathitch.jpg
Cleat Hitch24 viewsRATKINSON
clovehitch.jpg
Clove Hitch22 viewsUsed to start a lashing, or otherwise loosely attach a rope to a pole.
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constrictorknot.jpg
Constrictor Knot21 viewsRATKINSON
Cow-hitch-Pile-hitch.jpg
81 viewsThe cow hitch is often used to connect loop-ended lanyards to handheld electronic equipment, since it can be tied without access to the ends of the fastening loop.

The pile hitch is a kind of hitch, which is a knot used for attaching rope to a pole or other structure
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diamond-knot.jpg
435 viewsThe diamond knot (or knife lanyard knot) is used as a decoration and joining knot in a cord with a loop such as a Whistle lanyard. This knot is well known to Scout Leaders who have taken a woodbadge course as it is traditionally tied in the beaded thong given to acknowledge the training received.

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doubledsheetbend.jpg
Double Sheet Bend20 viewsRATKINSON
figure8knot.jpg
Figure 8 Knot23 viewsRATKINSON
fishermansbend.jpg
Anchor Bend - or - Fisherman's Bend21 viewsRATKINSON
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Fisherman's Knot19 viewsRATKINSON
Friendship-knot.jpg
131 viewspydavies
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Hangman's Knot32 viewsThis knot needs no definition. It is made with eight or nine turns and not thirteen as is often superstitiously suggested. Apart from its obvious function, it is a useful knot for the end of a lanyard.RATKINSON
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Hangman's Knot38 viewsThis knot needs no definition. It is made with eight or nine turns and not thirteen as is often superstitiously suggested. Apart from its obvious function, it is a useful knot for the end of a lanyard.RATKINSON
Hitching-Tie-Knot.jpg
85 viewsUse this knot to tie off your stuff sacks and you will always be able to get at your gear quickly. To untie, just pull hard on the free end of the rope and the knot will fall open.

This is also not a strong knotfor climbing or other sports/extreme activities
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