Strength of Knot Chart

OK, I admit it, this is not the most comprehensive chart in the world. I am sure that there are better knot strength charts out there. I thought you might just like an idea of how strong certain Splices or … Continue reading

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Lanyard Knot – Multi Strand Lanyard Knot

Lanyard Knot

Lanyard Knot: A rather elegant knot that is tied into a end of multi-strand rope or cord. Works well in a three strand rope, but in this video I show how I used it to make a Soft Shackle or … Continue reading

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Steampunk Marlin Spike

Marlin Spike SteamPunk

Steampunk Marlin Spike. For those of use who love Marlin Spikes, or those who love some nice Engineering. Take a look at this little beauty: So #LetsGetKnotting  – … Continue reading

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Figure of Eight Bend with Safety Tie Off’s

Here is a quick video on how to tie the Figure of Eight Bend, this also includes the Bend with Double Fisherman’s Bend Safety Tie Off. Perhaps a little cumbersome, but you decide if it is useful to you? So … Continue reading

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Vibration Proof Hitch

Vibration Proof Hitch: a knot that is used for securing a line or rope to a solid object. The formation of this knot is designed to tighten when it is vibrated. So #LetsGetKnotting   Click on image below to view … Continue reading

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Yosemite Bowline or Bowline with Yosemite Tie Off

Yosemite Tie Off Bowline

Yosemite Bowline or Bowline with Yosemite Tie Off – We all know that the Bowline is a nice secure loop for the end of a rope, maybe not as secure as we think. So to make it even more secure, … Continue reading

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Alpine Butterfly Bend

Alpine Butterfly Bend

Alpine Butterfly Bend: This is a great way of joining two ropes of similar size together. It is closely related to the Alpine Butterfly Loop, and is therefore a very secure bend. So #LetsGetKnotting … Continue reading

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Double Alpine Butterfly Loop Quick Tie Version

Double Alpine Butterfly Loop

The Double Alpine Butterfly Loop can be used in the bight of a rope to where more than one loop is beneficial. Equipment can be secured to each individual loop or both loops at once for additional security.     … Continue reading

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Directional Figure 8 Loop Inline Figure 8 Loop Single Bowline on the Bight

Directional (Inline) Figure 8 Loop: Nice nifty, easy to tie, little knot for tying a loop in the bight of a rope. Great little knot for lifting loads in one direction. However, if pulled in the wrong direction, this knot … Continue reading

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Icicle Hitch How to Tie the Icicle Hitch Using Loop End and Rope End Methods

Icicle Hitch

Icicle Hitch: Well it is that time of year for us here in the UK (COLD), so I give you the Icicle Hitch, Using Loop End and Rope End Methods. The Icicle Hitch is used when the pull is directly … Continue reading

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The Hunter’s Bend or the Riggers Bend

Hunter's Bend

Hunter’s Bend – another knot that works well for joining two slippery ropes together. Sadly not a hunter’s knot, but named after Dr Edward Hunter?? So #LetsGetKnotting –         … Continue reading

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West Country Whipping

West Country Whipping – Not only a great way of preventing your rope from faying, but also makes a docorative covering knot for knife handle or hiking sticks. So #LetsGetKnotting         Click on image below to view … Continue reading

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Chain Sennit – Cable Storage – Rope Storage – Decorative Lanyard

Chain Sennit – Cable Storage – Rope Storage – Decorative Lanyard – Best Way to Store Extension Cord – This is a rather nice little sennit to learn, not only decorative, but also great for the storage of rope and … Continue reading

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Heaving Line Noose Knot – Heaving Line Slip Knot – No Jam Heaving Line Knot

Heaving Line Noose Knot: This is a rather clever little way of adding weight to the end of a rope. However, not only weight but also a Noose Knot, and a Slip Knot. If you throw this line and the … Continue reading

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Timber Hitch, Lumberman’s Knot and Countryman’s Knot, with Half Hitch – Killick Hitch

Timber Hitch: Don’t let the name fool you, this little knot has lots of uses. Because of the low profile of the knot, it is great for starting decorative knot work. A superb gripping knot for lifting cylindrical objects or … Continue reading

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Rib Hitching or Vertical Hitching

Rib Hitching or Vertical Hitching – This is another great little covering knot, that will make any staff or knife handle look really smart. So #LetsGetKnotting – –           Click on image below to view Myerchin … Continue reading

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Half Hitching Spiral

Spiral Half Hitching: A beautiful way of covering an object, often seen covering knife handles or needle cases. Spiral Half Hitching can also be used to decorate a fender. So #LetsGetKnotting –     Click on image below to view … Continue reading

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Figure of Eight Coil

Figure of Eight Coil – Tying a Coiled Rope Using a Figure of Eight Finish – Easy Method of Coiling and Storing Rope: Yes, there are many ways of coiling rope for storage and this is just one of them. … Continue reading

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Decorated Hiking Stick Walk Through

Decorated Hiking Stick Walk Through (get it?) Sorry not a knot today, but a walk through on how I decorated a hiking stick made by Cosh Bushcraft. In this video I show the knots used and the transition from one … Continue reading

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Extended Crown and Diamond Knot

Two Strand Extended Crown and Diamond Knot: Another great knot to use to create a decorative lanyard for your knife. So #LetsGetKnotting  –         Click on image below to view Myerchin collection: … Continue reading

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