Introduction: Overhand Knot

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Most likely the easiest of all knots, this is primarily used to tie a knot at the end of a rope. Some people will use this as a stop knot but I would rather use the Figure Eight Knot or even better a Stopper Knot instead.

In the description you will find the terms ‘load side’ and ‘working end’. For those of you that might be learning how to tie a knot for the first time, the ‘load side’ of a rope is the part of the rope that is not active in knot tying and the ‘working end’ is the part of the rope that does all the work.

Step 1:

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Hold the rope in your left hand and point the working end up.

Step 2:

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Take the working end of the rope and make a loop overlapping the load side of the rope.

Step 3:

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Twist the working end under the load side and up through the loop.

Step 4:

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Pull on the working end and load side of the rope to tighten the Overhand Knot.

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mathman47 (author)2016-06-29

That's it, a simple overhand knot?

John1065 (author)mathman472016-06-29

Some people do not know a basic knot so that is where I started. I have more knots on the way.

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