Tom fool's knot
|Tom fool's knot|
|Names||Tom fool's knot, Tom fool knot, Conjurer's knot, Bow knot|
|Related||Handcuff knot, Sheepshank, Fireman's chair knot|
|ABoK||#1141, #2290, #2291, #2534|
The Tom fool's knot is sometimes considered a handcuff knot but is somewhat inferior for this purpose to the knot which usually bears that name.:208 It is a good knot with which to commence a slightly fancy sheepshank.:210 It is also used as a trick knot due to the speed with which it can be made.:406
It is formed by making two loops, not exactly overlaying each other. The inner half of each hitch or loop is pulled under and through the outer side of the opposite loop.
- Ashley, Clifford W. (1944), The Ashley Book of Knots, New York: Doubleday
- Hage, J. Joris (2008). "Heraklas on Knots: Sixteen Surgical Nooses and Knots from the First Century A.D.". World Journal of Surgery. 32 (4): 648–655.
- Ian Knot, shoelace knot based on Tom fool's knot
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