July 5, 2008

Started learning knot tying for sailing class (Starts next week) so I’ve been reading about different knots… I’d always been curious about the knots that james bond used in ‘for your eyes only’ to climb up a rope and found that it is a prusik knot… which looked a hell of a lot like a knot I discovered as a kid when attempting to tie rubber bands together… turns out that what I used was basically this…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_hitch

a cow hitch or a lark’s head. it isn’t normally done with a loop of course, but I figure that its close enough.

I’m fairly good with a bowline, figure eight, square knot, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches (all on the test), and I can also tie an alpine butterfly, and a noose. Not having a cleat handy, I haven’t practiced a cleat hitch. I can do a double fisherman with some work…

now to study the bdsm knot guide…

EDIT: Nevermind, after some googleing, I’ve already learned most of them.

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