Carrick bend

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Carrick bend
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A fully interwoven diagonally opposed Carrick bend
Names Carrick bend, Double carrick bend, Double coin knot, Ten accord knot, Bosun's Knot, Basketweave knot, Chinese knot, Josephine knot, Whistle lanyard, Sailor's breastplate knot, Sailors knot, Pretzel knot, Wake knot
Typical use Joining two lines
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Releasing Non-jamming
Category Bend knots
Group Special knots
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Animation of tying a Carrick bend
Animation of tying a Carrick bend

The Carrick bend is a knot used for joining two lines. It is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to easily be formed into other common bends. It will not jam even after carrying a significant load or being soaked with water.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1439, p. 263.

The Carrick Bend joins two ropes together. It used to be widely used to join large hawsers.
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  • The Carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes.
  • The Double carrick bend is one of the Forty knots.


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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 backing 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 on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · 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
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