Stevedore knot

Stevedore knot step by step how to tie instructions
 
Stevedore knot step by step how to tie instructions
Stevedore knot step by step how to tie instructions
1. Form a loop, make two wraps around the standing end and back through the loop.
Stevedore knot step by step how to tie instructions
Stevedore knot step by step how to tie instructions
2. Tighten.
Stevedore knot step by step how to tie instructions

Description

The Stevedore knot is a stopper knot, often tied near the end of a rope.

Use

Used as a stopper knot.
Many sources suggest the knot was used by stevedores in their work loading and
unloading ships. To raise and lower cargo they used large blocks and these required a larger stopper knot to prevent
the line from running completely through the block.

Releasing

Non-jamming

Security

The Stevedore Knot remains secure even when slack.

Other names

Stevedore knot, Double figure eight.

Tying

The knot is formed by following the steps to make a figure-of-eight knot, but the working end makes an additional
wrap around the standing part before passing back through the initial loop in the same direction it would have for
a figure-of-eight knot.

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