|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 which 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.
2. Start an overhand knot, leaving enough rope for the loop and the rest of the knot.
4. Form the loop by wrapping the working end around, and then form a bight in the working end.
- Geoffrey Budworth, The Complete Book of Knots (London: Octopus, 1997), 94.