Introduction: How to Tie a Square Knot

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Follow these step by step pictures to learn how to tie a square knot. A square knot can be used for many different things like tying two ropes together or make a circle with one rope. It is the easiest knot I know how to tie.


Kiteman (author)2012-07-26

Proper scouts call this a Reef Knot.  It's on the World Membership Badge.


ethanb34 (author)Kiteman2012-07-27

In my troop we just call a square knot, but thanks

slaitch (author)Kiteman2012-07-27

But proper sailors call it a square knot. A reef knot is the version where the final tuck is a loop instead of an end. Makes it much easier to take apart after it's had a load on it.

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