The Anchor Bend is a knot used for attaching a rope to a ring or similar termination.
It is the accepted knot for attaching anchors (or more usually anchor chains) to warps.
While the knot can become jammed in some modern materials, it is usually easily untied after moderate loads.
It can be made more resistant to jamming by taking an extra turn around the object.
The free end should be secured with seizing to the standing line for a permanent, secure knot.
Anchor bend, Fisherman’s Bend.
1. Make two turns around the object, leaving turns slack.
2. Pass the tail over the standing end and under the original slack and tie a half hitch around the standing line.
3. Continue around the standing end to tie the second half hitch and complete the knot.