Simple Simon under

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Simple Simon Under
Category Bend
Efficiency high
Origin Harry Asher, published in 1989
Related simple simon over bend, simple simon symmetric bend, reef (square) knot
Releasing Fair
Typical use suitable for dissimilar ropes, works well with synthetic ropes.

The simple Simon under bend is a knot belonging to the category bend. It was invented by Harry Asher.[1] It is more secure than the similar simple Simon over. The difference is just which of the green ends in the image below is the standing end.

The simple Simon under holds well even with different sized ropes, or slippery synthetic ropes.[2]


Illustrations showing process of tying the simple Simon under bend knot.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harry Asher, Alternative Knot Book, Sheridan House (August 1989).
  2. ^ Geoffrey Budworth, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (Anness Publishing Ltd., 1999, 2007), 73.