Trident loop

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Trident loop
RelatedAshley's bend, Figure-eight knot, Zeppelin loop
Typical useForming 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.[1]


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