Overhand Knot

The overhand knot is a convenient knot that should be in your repertoire.

  • An overhand skeleton makes a quick stopper knot on the end of a rope.
  • You can thread a second rope into an overhand skeleton to make a ring bend (aka a water knot when tied with webbing).
  • An overhand on a bight creates a quick tie-in point, although it can be difficult to untie after it has been loaded.
  • A simple overhand around another strand of rope makes a quick backup (safety) knot.

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