Sheet bend

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Sheet Bend
Sheet Bend
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Sheet bend
Also see: Double Sheet Bend.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1431, p. 262. Ashly states that the Sheet Bend: "...serves almost every purpose well, and unties readily without damaging the rope."

Grog notes: "The Sheet Bend is recommended for joining two ropes of unequal size... It works equally well if the ropes are of the same size." The Sheet bend is much more secure than a Square knot.

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  • Make a loop in one end. The rabbit goes out of the hole, around the tree and back under his path.

The Sheet bend is one of the Forty Knots.

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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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