bowline knot

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a loop knot that neither slips nor jams


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Here, firemen Cyril Beever, Walter Kaye and Ronald Cartwright practise tying a bowline knot.
After the throw fasten the end of the heaving line to the bight of the cable of Manila with a bowline knot (see sketch).
A bowline knot tied with 1,000-pound test rope will hold up to 700 pounds.
The bowline knot was so-named, according to the "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knots" because, on a square-sailed ship, it was the knot used to secured the line from the bow to the weather leech of forward sail, thus holding the sail closer to the wind).
Now tie off your first length of rope to the load-bearing branch using a Two Half Hitches knot or Bowline knot (if you don't know these, get familiar; they're simple).
The book claims 'there are few things more satisfying as tying a decent bowline knot when someone needs a loop', so the section on The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know seemed a good starting point.
HARDWORK: A 1930s made by Reef and bowline knots were probably the most important methods of tying ropes while the others were useful in certain applications.
We use square-lashings, clove hitch knots and bowline knots on the handrails,'' said Anders Yarbrough of Westlake Village, describing knots used to build a rope ``Monkey Bridge.