Tag Archives: Knots

Figure Eight

In thicker rope the figure eight serves as a stopper to prevent a rope running out through a block or fairlead. The video also shows a method for tying off parcels and other objects using a Figure Eight.

Clove Hitch

Quickly fasten a rope to an object and adjust its length using a Clove Hitch. It can be made with or without a rope end.


This is the universal knot to make an eye that will not slip or come loose and that is easy to untie even after high loads. It is important to master the bowline from any direction, also shown are different tying methods. Tested breaking strength: 55%

Reef Knot

Use the reef knot, also called Square knot, around one or more objects as a binding knot only. It is not meant to take any strain from the rope ends or to join two ropes together, because it then easily spills and comes undone. For more binding strength see: Constrictor

Two half Hitches

This is a simple method to secure the end of a rope. However, it is not very stable and can unfasten if the rope repeatedly comes under tension from different directions. Two half hitches should, therefore, only be used when a rope is under constant tension, for example to tie off a lashing. See also: Lashing Knot