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Note that Wikipedia has hundreds of knots and huge amount of knot theory. This page used to be nothing but a copy of that knot theory page. Other resources are listed below.

Advanced Knots

Constrictor knot

Main article: Constrictor knot


Constrictor knot
Image:constrictorknot.jpg
Names Constrictor knot, Gunner's knot
Typical use
Caveat May be difficult to untie once tightened
Releasing
Category Binding knots
Group Advanced knots
Related Clove hitch
Animation of tying a Constrictor knot
Animation of tying a Constrictor knot

The Ashley Book of Knots # 1188, p. 216

The Constrictor Knot deserves to be much more widely known and used. It is an excellent quick temporary whipping for a fraying rope's end. It securely ties the neck of a sack or bag, and I have often used it to hold items together for gluing.
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Monkey's fist

Main article: Monkey's fist


Monkey's fist
Image:Monkeys Fist.jpg
Names Monkey's fist,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Monkey's fist
Animation of tying a Monkey's fist


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Notes

The Ashley Book of Knots # 2200 - 3, p. 354 Animated Knots notes: "The Monkey's Fist is used as a decorative knot and has been recommended to weight the end of a heaving line."


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Ocean plait

Main article: Ocean plait


Ocean plait
Image:Ocean_Plait_Natural.jpg
Names Ocean plait,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Ocean plait
Animation of tying a Ocean plait


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Trucker's hitch

Main article: Trucker's hitch


Trucker's hitch
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Names Trucker's hitch,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Trucker's hitch
Animation of tying a Trucker's hitch


Required for


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Notes

The Ashley Book of Knots # 2124, p. 344Animated Knots notes: "The Trucker's Hitch (Lorry Hitch, Haymaker's Hitch, Harvester's Hitch) has the distinctive feature of providing a three to one purchase when being tightened. The variety of names for this hitch is a tribute to its widespread use. It is a valuable knot - particularly for securing loads or tarpaulins."

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Turk's head

Main article: Turk's head


Turk's head
Image:turkshead.gif
Names Turk's head,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Turk's head
Animation of tying a Turk's head


Required for


Instructions


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Notes

The Ashley Book of Knots # 1303 - 5, p. 232 Animated Knots notes: "The Turk's Head is widely used as a slide, or woggle, for scout's scarves."

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Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot  •  Square knot  •  Granny knot  •  Two half-hitches  •  Taut-line hitch  •  Bowline  •  Sheet bend  •  Slip knot  •  Clove hitch  •  Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot  •  Monkey's fist  •  Ocean plait  •  Trucker's hitch  •  Turk's head
Special knots Braiding  •  Carrick bend  •  Chain sinnet  •  Cow hitch  •  Double sheet bend  •  Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor knot  •  Barrel knot  •  Blood knot  •  Blood loop  •  Clinch knot  •  Fisherman's knot  •  Improved clinch knot  •  Nail knot  •  Needle knot  •  Palomar knot  •  Surgeon's loop  •  Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline  •  Bowline on a bight  •  Cleat hitch  •  Double Bowline  •  Figure Eight  •  Marline hitch  •  Midshipman's hitch  •  Rolling hitch  •  Stevedore's knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot  •  Bowline  •  Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine)  •  Figure eight follow-through  •  Figure eight on a bight  •  Figure eight on bend  •  Figure eight knot  •  Prusik knot  •  Safety knot  •  water knot
Forty knots Blackwall hitch  •  Bow knot  •  Bowline  •  Bowline on a bight  •  Cats Paw  •  Chain hitch (Marline hitch)  •  Clove hitch  •  Double Carrick bend (Carrick bend)  •  Double Figure Eight  •  Double Overhand  •  Double sheet bend  •  Figure Eight  •  Fisherman's Eye  •  Fisherman's Knot  •  Granny knot  •  Half hitch  •  Halyard bend  •  Hitching tie  •  Killick hitch  •  Lariat loop  •  Lark's head or (Cow hitch)  •  Marlinspike  •  Midshipman's hitch  •  Miller's knot  •  Overhand bow or (Water knot)  •  Overhand knot  •  Rolling hitch  •  Running knot (slip knot)  •  Sailor's knot  •  Sheep shank  •  Sheet bend  •  Slippery hitch  •  Square knot  •  Stevedore's knot  •  Surgeon's knot (surgeon's loop)  •  Taut-line hitch  •  Thief knot  •  Tiller's hitch  •  Timber hitch  •  Two half hitches


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