Ashley’s stopper knot

Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
 
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
1. Form an Overhand noose, or simply tie an overhand knot around the standing part as shown.
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
2. Pass the working part through the loop.
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions
3. Close the noose by pulling on the standing part, then remove any remaining slack by pulling on the working end.
Ashley’s stopper knot step by step how to tie instructions

Description

Ashley’s stopper knot makes a well-balanced trefoil-faced stopper at the end of the rope, giving greater resistance to pulling through an opening than other common stoppers.

Use

Used as a stopper knot.

Releasing

Jamming

History

Ashley developed this knot in trying to duplicate a knot he saw on a boat in a local oyster fishing fleet. When he had a chance to observe the knot up close at a later time he realized it was just a badly water-swollen figure eight stopper knot.

Other names

Ashley’s stopper knot, Ashley stopper knot, Oysterman’s stopper.

Tying

1. Form an Overhand noose, or simply tie an overhand knot around the standing part as shown.
2. Tighten the overhand portion of the knot around the standing part.
3. Pass the working part through the loop.
4. First close the noose on the working part by pulling on the standing part, then remove any remaining slack in the knot by pulling on the working part.
The knot should have a tidy, triangular shape where the standing part enters the knot.

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