Strength of Knot Chart

How Strong is a Knot

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 Knots are:

Strength of Knots and Splices Chart

Strength of Knots and Splices Chart

Strength of Knot Information

Since posting the above chart, I have been searching the Internet for more information about the strength of knots. It is rather strange that there are many activities that still use knots, yet there is so little information out there about the actual strength of a knot.

I have gathered together more information about the strength of knots and created a new table below. From all the information that I have gathered from different sites, I have used the lowest number for each knot that I have found.

The information posted on this page should only be used as a very rough guide. I have no actual test data that confirms whether or not the above or below charts are 100% accurate.

Strength of Knot Chart

Strength of Knot Chart

 

Knotting Book Recommendations

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Ashley Book of Knot (ABoK) This really is the bible of all knots, consisting of over 600 pages and over 3000 diagrams Rating:
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Knot Craft and Rope Mats: 60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs by Des Pawson Rating:
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The Marlinspike Sailor by Harvey Garret Smith If you are starting to build a collection of knotting books, then this is a great one to have in your library. Rating:
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A Practical Guide to Tying Knots by Geoffrey Budworth This book contains 75 bends, hitches, knots, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings. Rating:
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