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:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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

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    Reply 2 years ago

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