List of bend knots

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This is a list of bends. A bend is a knot used to join two lengths of rope. Although the reef knot can be used in this way, it is insecure when used as a bend and so is not classed as one.

The sheet bend is the classic bend. A study of 8 different bends using climbing rope found that the Butterfly bend was strongest, but recommended the double fisherman's knot for being easier to untie."[1]

Types of bends[edit]

Knot Description Image
Adjustable bend A bend knot that can be easily lengthened or shortened.
Albright special A knot (properly, a bend) used in angling. Albright knot diagram retouched.png
Ashley's bend A knot used to securely join the ends of two ropes together. Ashley’s Bend knot.svg
Beer knot A bend that can only be used in tubular webbing. Its most common application is in slings used in rock climbing. Beer knot retouched.png
Blood knot A knot most usefully employed for joining sections of monofilament nylon line while maintaining a high portion of the line's inherent strength. BloodKnot Final.jpg
Butterfly bend A type of knot used to join the ends of two ropes together. Alpine Butterfly Bend Final.jpg
Carrick bend A knot used for joining two lines. It is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to easily be formed into other common bends. Knife-lanyard-knot-ABOK-787-Carrick-start.jpg
Double fisherman's knot A bend, or a knot used to join two lengths of rope. Nœud de pêcheur double serré.jpg
Fisherman's knot A bend (a knot for joining two lines) with a symmetrical structure consisting of two overhand knots, each tied around the standing part of the other. Spierenstich.jpg
Flemish bend A knot for joining two ropes of roughly similar size. Doppelter Achtknoten gesteckt.jpg
Harness bend A general-purpose bend knot used to join two ropes together. Harness bend.jpg
Heaving line bend A quick and simple knot that is used to attach playing strings to the thick silk eyes of the anchorage knot. Heaving line bend knot.jpg
Hunter's bend A knot used to join two lines. Hunters Bend Final.jpg
Nail knot A knot used in fly fishing, which can be tied in multiple ways. Nail knot.svg
One-sided overhand bend Sackstich Tropfen.jpg
Racking bend Racking Bend.jpg
Sheet bend Schotstek rechts.jpg
Shroud knot A multi-strand bend knot used to join two ends of laid (or twisted) rope together. Shroud knot.gif
Simple Simon under Tie-a-simple-simon-under.svg
Single carrick bend Single carrick bend.JPG
Surgeon's knot Surgeon's knot (tying).jpg
Triple fisherman's knot
True lover's knot True Lover's knot-2.jpg
Water knot Water-knot-webbing-tight-ABOK-296.jpg
Zeppelin bend Zeppelin Bend Final.jpg

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