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Knots?

Just wondering if anyone has any favorite knots. IMHO a good knot holds and is easy to untie unless in isn’t meant to be untied. Here are the ones I try to remember and practice occasionally

Bends- Square knot, Zeppelin, and Sheet

Hitch- Adjustable grip, which is easier to remember then a tauntline for me anyway, Timber hitch, and of course the double half hitch

Loops- Butterfly, Figure 8, Bowline

These are the knots I try to keep in my wheelhouse. When it comes down to it knots are a good bang for the buck, if know a few.

Edit to add this excellent resource https://www.animatedknots.com/index.php

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constrictor knot , double constrictor..

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I prefer decorative knots .

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I tried to remember all the mnemonics, like “The rabbit goes into the hole, then out of the hole, then around the tree, then back into the hole…”, but all I get as a result are Gordian knots.

That’s why I use tie-wraps…

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Thanks for the link, woodspoon. I always mean to learn more knots but never do. Maybe this’ll help.

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I like tying turk’s head knots. If you like knot tying, the Ashley Book Of Knots is fantastic. You can download it from archive.org here.

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wle wrote:
constrictor knot , double constrictor..

Right on, I kind of suck on those and lashings in general

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Virisenox_ wrote:
I like tying turk’s head knots. If you like knot tying, the Ashley Book Of Knots is fantastic. You can “download it from archive.org here.”:https://archive.org/details/TheAshleyBookOfKnots

Ashley is the end all be all, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming

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woodspoon wrote:
Virisenox_ wrote:
I like tying turk’s head knots. If you like knot tying, the Ashley Book Of Knots is fantastic. You can “download it from archive.org here.”:https://archive.org/details/TheAshleyBookOfKnots

Ashley is the end all be all, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming

For sure. It’s also not the best if you want step-by-step instructions.

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I used to practice several knots, but have forgotten many.

My most used knot is an adjustable hitch. I usually prefer the Blake’s hitch. It is used commonly by arborists. You can make variations of the knot by varying the number of turns you make, and the number of turns you then slip the free end through. I experimented with several adjustable hitches for use with the slippery UHMWPE cords like dyneema and spectra, and found the Blake’s hitch to hold the best, with many turns (5 or more), and slipping the free end through just one of the turns.

I like the butterfly loop for its versatility. It can be tied in a stretch of rope without using an end, and it can be loaded in any direction while remaining relatively easy to untie.

For those interested in the state of the art of knotting check out the international guild of knot tyers forum.
http://igkt.net/sm/
When I was reading the forum a lot several years ago I witnessed the invention of a type of binding knot that is amazingly simple and effective. I will update with details of the knot later.
Edit: in this thread
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=2981.0

Some interesting folks on that forum.

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Ah yes , I remember that forum …

JD from TyingItAllTogether actually found me and told me about my .5 seconds of fame .

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I’m one of those people who suffer from knot memory impairment syndrome (I’m a computer programmer living in suburbia). I have spent years as a Webelos and 11 year-old scout leader, and EVERY SINGLE TIME we get to knots, I have to practice every knot beforehand from the manual. I don’t use them much, and they don’t stick in my brain.

I like the taut line hitch, though.

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My favorite harness tie in knot is the Yosemite bowline. Other useful knots for climbing: bowline, double loop bowline, clove hitch, alpine butterfly, mariners knot and munter hitch (not really a knot).

EasyB wrote:
I usually prefer the “Blake’s hitch”
Thanks for that one, I didn’t know about it. I use loops of cords for prusik knots but it’s nice to know of a single strand option.
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man i love that “Adjustable grip hitch”: where has it been all my life???? THANKS!

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this quite popular these days

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Lightbringer wrote:
I tried to remember all the mnemonics, like "The rabbit goes into the hole, then out of the hole, then around the tree, then back into the hole...", but all I get as a result are Gordian knots. That's why I use tie-wraps...

 

Lightbringer, that would be the bowline knot - one of my favorites! Great for making a secure but temporary loop. It can be pulled apart easily but won't close on itself. Used extensively in rescue situations. So all serious mountain climbers, etc. can ties it one handed as shown in these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H85cMlvwwXA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJVU0R_YoPE 

 

 

 

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Damn, I have so much to learn here Love
But you guys opened so many gates of hell with these links and knots’ names Evil

I’m a rookie on knots and paracord stuff, and the one I do most of the times is the simple “cobra knot”. I make some bracelets, cat’s collars and also necklages sometimes…
So, thanks for showing me some more things Wink

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the Spanish Bowline has been my favorite since my time in the Navy…
http://www.animatedknots.com/spanishbowline/

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Bowline, alpine butterfly loop, zeppelin bend, adjustable grip hitch, truckers hitch, secure shoelace knot, reef knot and most of all – overhand knot.
Whenever I need something special I use Useful Knots app

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ActiveAl wrote:
So all serious mountain climbers, etc. can ties it one handed as shown in these videos:

Objection! I do a great deal of mountain climbing and I’ve never even heard of it being used. It’s actually pretty useless for a mountain climber. Check that first video where he “cheats” and you’ll see why. Also, mountain climbers wear harnesses, even soloing climbers in alpine environment use them, so tying a knot around your waste when you have a harness is plain stupid. If it’s someone in a mountain rescuing another mountain climber they would throw a rope either pre-knotted or with a carabiner tied in the end so the climber in need can just clip it into the harness. If a mountain climber actually has to tie a knot with one hand, like tying into an anchor point while holding on, the one handed clove hitch is the knot to use.

The one handed bowline has only one real use in mountain climbing, to impress beginners or guided clients.

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jacktheclipper wrote:
I prefer decorative knots .

Me too. Big Smile

How ya doing Jack? When are you going to start an Instagram account and share some of your knotty stuff again.

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Mike C wrote:
ActiveAl wrote:
So all serious mountain climbers, etc. can ties it one handed as shown in these videos:
Objection! I do a great deal of mountain climbing and I've never even heard of it being used. It's actually pretty useless for a mountain climber. Check that first video where he "cheats" and you'll see why. Also, mountain climbers wear harnesses, even soloing climbers in alpine environment use them, so tying a knot around your waste when you have a harness is plain stupid. If it's someone in a mountain rescuing another mountain climber they would throw a rope either pre-knotted or with a carabiner tied in the end so the climber in need can just clip it into the harness. If a mountain climber actually has to tie a knot with one hand, like tying into an anchor point while holding on, the one handed clove hitch is the knot to use. The one handed bowline has only one real use in mountain climbing, to impress beginners or guided clients.

Mike C, I stand corrected. Thanks! . 

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Essexman wrote:
jacktheclipper wrote:
I prefer decorative knots .

Me too. Big Smile

How ya doing Jack? When are you going to start an Instagram account and share some of your knotty stuff again.

Just looked at your Instagram pictures , you’ve been very knotty !
I’ve been traveling a good bit lately and I haven’t had much time for hobbies . Always great to hear from you .
Keep up the great work , man .

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jacktheclipper wrote:
Essexman wrote:
jacktheclipper wrote:
I prefer decorative knots .

Me too. Big Smile

How ya doing Jack? When are you going to start an Instagram account and share some of your knotty stuff again.

Just looked at your Instagram pictures , you’ve been very knotty !
I’ve been traveling a good bit lately and I haven’t had much time for hobbies . Always great to hear from you .
Keep up the great work , man .

Sorry to hear you’ve not had much spare time Jack. Hopefully you can pick it back up in the future.

There’s a great paracord and knots community on IG. I’ve found it inspires me to make more paracord creations.

Take care

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I made a short video tutorial on Instagram showing how to make a Plafond knot with paracord.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/Bkf_SsXAcUa/

Following the positive feedback, I made some more that I thought I’d share with you guys.

Lanyard knot

https://www.instagram.com…t&igshid=ksphznzf4k33

Snake knot

https://www.instagram.com…t&igshid=e7n5446lfl14

Next the Classic box lanyard, done in two parts.

Box weave – https://www.instagram.com…&igshid=1nij8wtwt3v9r

Ranger knot – https://www.instagram.com…t&igshid=tkfzzylxozr0

Then the knot I get asked about the most, the Monkey Fist knot – https://www.instagram.com…t&igshid=op84dmod7400

New to this video tutorial game, all feedback welcome

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My favorite knot, easy to remember and used every day, is the shoe tying knot that won’t come undone on its own but is as easily untied as the regular shoe knot. The only difference and the secret is to go around the initial loop twice instead of once and continue as normal. It won’t come untied and can easily be undone by pulling on the ends. The only downside is you have to start with the proper side a little longer or the finished knot will be a little “lopsided”. Try it on that pair of shoes that keep coming untied.

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is there a knot where the final step is ‘pull hard for max tension’?

the truckers hitch —should be== that but isn;t

the real last step is ‘pull tight but leave a tiny bit of slack, now move your hitch to remove the slack’

i want one that doesn;t require leaving the slack – where the last step is ‘wrap rope around hand, brace with foot and put about 200 lbs tension in the rope’

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Since this thread is about knots can someone tell me what kind of knot is this? I want to make a few for several big lights… Thanks! Smile

Edit, Sorry for the huge image what text do you put before the image to shrink it a bit?


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wle wrote:
is there a knot where the final step is ‘pull hard for max tension’?

the truckers hitch —should be== that but isn;t

the real last step is ‘pull tight but leave a tiny bit of slack, now move your hitch to remove the slack’

i want one that doesn;t require leaving the slack – where the last step is ‘wrap rope around hand, brace with foot and put about 200 lbs tension in the rope’

wle


Check out versatackle knot. It is similar to truckers hitch, but you pass the free end through the loops a couple more times. When you then pull on the free end to tighten you get more mechanical advantage, and the free end wedges under the other loops and keeps it from loosening. Sort of hard to explain, but you pull on the end really hard and it stays tight.

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