Figure of 8 bend

Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
 
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
1. A loose figure eight knot is tied in the end of one rope.
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
2. The second rope is now threaded backwards parallel to the first rope.
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
3. Be sure to dress the knot neatly - the two strands should not cross each other.
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions
4. Tighten.
Figure 8 bend step by step how to tie instructions

Description

A knot for joining two ropes of roughly similar size.

Use

Typical use is for climbers to join two ropes.

Releasing

Jamming. But if dressed correctly it remains relatively easy to untie.

Security

Although fairly secure, it is susceptible to jamming. If tied, dressed and stressed properly it does not need
“stopper” or “safety” knots. When used for critical applications its best to tie additional double overhand knots around
both standing ends.

Other names

Figure Eight Bend, Flemish bend.

Tying

A loose figure eight knot is tied in the end of one rope. The second rope is now threaded backwards parallel to the first rope.
Be sure to dress the knot neatly – the two strands should not cross each other.

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