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Surgeon's Knot50 viewsRATKINSON
Zepplin Bend50 viewsRATKINSON
Tautline Hitch47 viewsUsed as a hitch, which may be drawn up away from what it is looped around to tighten a line.RATKINSON
Ring Knot45 viewsThis is one of the best bends a beginner could tie. It is very easy to remember, easy to tie and quite handsome. The ring knot is a bit hard to untie and is a bit bulky, but otherwise a very respectable knot. To tie: Follow the diagrams, which will create two overhand knots interlocked.RATKINSON
Reef Knot44 viewsRATKINSON
Seizing Bend44 viewsRATKINSON
Timber Hitch41 viewsUsed to attach a rope to a log for dragging.
Ashley's Bend39 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
Hangman's Knot37 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
Sheepshank37 viewsUsed to temporarily shorten a rope, or isolate a weak portion of rope.RATKINSON
Ladderlashing Knot35 viewsLadder lashing allows for a quick and secure method for constructing a ladder or for constructing a decking with evenly space decking pieces. This form of lashing has several advantages over the traditional floor lashing. Less material is required because unlike floor lashing a space can be left between each piece of the decking. Also, each rung is securely lashed in place by several loops of rope in much the same way as a square lashing; with the traditional floor lashing only a single loop of the rope holds each end of the decking in place, therefore if one piece loosens, the entire deck loosens. The ladder lashing has two forms; left and right, each is a mirror image of the other. RATKINSON
Snuggle Hitch35 viewsRATKINSON
Angler's Loop33 viewsRATKINSON
Sailor's Hitch33 viewsDraws up without working to form a strong, secure hitch that will not jam. It may be used as a way to tie a smaller rope to a very large rope. (The smaller rope should pull left when tied as shown here.) Push a bight through the final tuck to form a Slipped Sailor's Hitch.RATKINSON
Alpine Butterfly32 viewsRATKINSON
Anchor Hitch32 viewsRATKINSON
Ladderlashing Knot32 viewsSTART: The ladder lashing is started by using a clove hitch stopped with two half hitches to secure a rope to the top end of each rail.
STEP 1: Lay an overhand loop over each side rail so that the running end of each loop is to the outside.
STEP 2: Place a rung across the rails so that the standing part of each overhand loop is over the end of the rung and the running part of each overhand loop is under the rung.
STEP 3: Pull the running part side of each overhand loop behind and to the outside of each rail.
STEP 4: Then pull the loop over the end of the rung.
Hangman's Knot31 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
3 Strand Braid30 viewsRATKINSON
Sheetbend30 viewsUsed to join two ropes together, which may be of unequal thickness. RATKINSON
Man Harness Knot29 viewsRATKINSON
Hunter's Bend27 viewsRATKINSON
Slipped Sheet Bend25 viewsRATKINSON
Prusik Knot24 viewsRATKINSON
3 Tripple Bowline23 viewsRATKINSON
Cleat Hitch23 viewsRATKINSON
Figure 8 Knot22 viewsRATKINSON
Clove Hitch21 viewsUsed to start a lashing, or otherwise loosely attach a rope to a pole.
2 Half Hitches20 viewsUsed to attach a rope to a pole or guy point. Must be securely tightened.
Constrictor Knot20 viewsRATKINSON
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