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Reference: Knots

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Alrama's Knots
Animated graphics of several knots being tied.

Animated Knot Tying Software
Downloadable demonstration software

Best Knots for Fishing and Outdoors
Illustrations and instructions for a large number of knots used in fishing, boating and paddling.

Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group
Covers climbing and rescue knots including how to make a seat harness from webbing and the bowline-on-a-coil. Photos and instructions.

Caving Knots
Illustrated guide to the most commonly used knots in underground exploration.

5.10 Climbing Club: Double Butterfly
Explanation, illustrations, and instructions.

Analysis of the strength loss caused by using a girth hitch. Climbing variations of the girth hitch, the dogvine, the mule knot, and the Figure-8. How to tie a bowline and clove hitch one-handed.

Grog's Animated Knots
Knots for boating, climbing, and fishing with clear animations.

Ian's Shoelace Site
Illustrations and instructions. Including common, faster and more secure knots. Also a section on different methods of lacing shoes.

Irish Climbing
Covers common climbing knots, including five friction knots for ascending the rope. Illustrations and common uses.

Knot Knotes
Trivia, jokes, records, projects, and games. Knot basics. Downloadable fonts.

Knot Knowledge
Covers single loop knots, double loop knots, hitches, friction knots, bends, and stopper knots. Step by step instructions with photos. Definitions of terminology.

Knot Tying DVD
Sells a video (VHS/DVD) showing 47 knots and 6 splices tied from the user's perspective. Also gives information on making and caring for ropes. Language and Subtitle options: English/Spanish.

Knots on the Web
A collection of knotting resources.

The Knotting Dictionary of Kännet
Covers some common and some uncommon knots, including the Reef knot, Square knot, Sheepshank, Simple Simon Over, Monkey's Fist, and Vice Versa. Illustrations and common uses. What the knot is called in other languages. User-submitted comments.

The Lehigh Group
Covers common marine knots, plus the Hangman's knot, the Scaffold knot, and the Gallows knot. Illustrations and common uses.

New Zealand Speleological Society
Covers common caving knots including the Figure 8, Figure 9, Alpine Butterfly, Italian hitch, and Tape knot. Illustrations and common uses.

Notable Knot Index
New, useful, and interesting bends, loops, hitches, and knots.

The Prusik Knot
Discussion, comments, and tips regarding use for both sailing and climbing. History.

Rec.crafts.knots FAQ
Frequently asked questions for the newsgroup, covering resources, recommendations, and links.

Rope Rescue
Presentation paper which exposes new students to safe, basic rope rescue fundamentals. Advanced students gain knowledge of proper techniques. All experiences are based on current testing and review the techniques of application used by different groups, from cave explorers to mountain rescue personnel. [PDF]

Ropers Knots Pages
Index of knots with links, illustrations, and descriptions.

A book of knots, hitches, splicing, lashing and rope making.

Ruckus Society
Short climbers' knots manual.

Six Exploding Knots
Covers six knots that untie easily, including the Sliding Butterfly, Double Carrick bend, and Clove Hitch Biting a Bight. Step-by-step illustrations with instructions and a table of properties.

Sophia-Antipolis Speleogical Society
Covers common caving knots including the double figure-8 on a bight and the farmer's knot. Illustrations.

Team Whiskers Knots
Catfishing Team. Includes information on baits, knots, rigs, tackle, recipes, and tournaments.

University of New England Mountaineering Club
Covers the Alpine Butterfly, Bowline, Clove hitch, and Fisherman's knot. Animation and common uses.


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