Step 11: The Figure of Eight Knot

It is obvious where this knot got its name from as when laid out flat it looks like a figure of eight. On its own its main use is as a stopper knot, preventing a piece of rope going all the way through a hole, but when it is doubled back on its self it makes a very strong loop that is used in climbing to secure the rope to a harness. This knot is quick and easy to tie and un tie and will only come undone if subject to continuous tugging.
To make a figure of eight all you do is make a loop (image 2), pass the working end of the rope behind the static end of the line (image 3), and then back through the loop (image 1)
<p>Very Nice!!! i need to make me one of thease for my troop boys to help them learn there knots:)</p>
Were can i but paracord. <br>
Military Surplus store<br>
<p>I get mine from any of these:</p><p><a href="http://paracordplace.com/" rel="nofollow">http://paracordplace.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.paracordplanet.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.paracordplanet.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/122264921/100ft-550-paracord-7-strand-solid-colors?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=supplies_low&gclid=CLXBl4mL7LoCFdJZ7AodNE8A5g" rel="nofollow">http://www.etsy.com/listing/122264921/100ft-550-paracord-7-strand-solid-colors?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&amp;utm_campaign=supplies_low&amp;gclid=CLXBl4mL7LoCFdJZ7AodNE8A5g</a></p>
www.supplycaptain.com. they only sell TRUE paracord and loads of it. you name the color, they probably have it!<br>
Go to Campingsurvival.com and you can get 1000ft for 35 bucks.
Cheaperthandirt.com $20 for 300 feet. Every color in the rainbow and a few that aren't including camo patterns.
I got mine from Ebay
Thanks for the instructions, i just built this for my son - so he can practice his knots for scouts.
LOVE THIS 5 STARS! this is Awesome!
Jamie: Have you considered using ping-pong balls inside your Monkey's Fist key fob, in order to make it float? (boaters' keys). Ping-pong balls are very tough, nice and light, and almost indestructible. I would very much appreciate your &quot;how-to&quot; on the Monkey's Fist and Lanyard Knot as shown in step 13 above. Rick
Can you go back to th e 'Highwaymans Hitch' and the 'Bowline' and show the steps like you did the others? I have been able to do a Bowline for years, but I don't get the Highwaymans... <br>Thanks!
I'm in the USA at the moment but when I get back to the UK I will reupload them. Thanks for pointing this out.
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