Trident loop

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Trident loop
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Category Loop
Related Ashley's bend, Figure-eight knot, Zeppelin loop
Typical use Forming fixed loop in end of a line

The Trident loop is a fixed loop knot. It can jam when heavily loaded. It was proposed as a replacement for the Figure-of-eight loop for use in climbing by Robert M. Wolfe, MD, who developed it as a loop form of Ashley's bend. While some tests indicate its strength lies somewhere between the weaker Bowline and stronger Figure-of-eight loop, the Trident loop shows exceptional resistance to slipping in shock-loading tests.[1]

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  1. ^ Geoffrey Budworth, The Complete Book of Knots (London: Octopus, 1997), 94.