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  1. The Carrick Bend is a strong, secure knot that can be used to join two ropes of different construction.
  2. Carrick bend: A knot used to tie two lines together. (Web site)
  3. The Carrick bend is a knot used for joining two lines.
  4. The Carrick Bend is one of the best knots. (Web site)
  5. The Carrick bend is a good strong knot but too easy to tie wrong. (Web site)

Carrick Bend

  1. The lines in a "full" or "true" Carrick bend alternate between over and under at every crossing.
  2. The Double Coin Knot of Chinese Knotting is the same as the sailors' Carrick Bend and the macramé artists' Josephine Knot.
  3. Seized Image:Carrick-bend-seized-ABOK-1439.jpg Seized Carrick Bend, Round seizing on left, multiple tight double constrictor knots on right. (Web site)


  1. Covers six knots that untie easily, including the Sliding Butterfly, Double Carrick bend, and Clove Hitch Biting a Bight. (Web site)
  2. CARRICK BEND - This knot provides a quick means of joining two roes or hawsers to lie flat. (Web site)
  3. The figure 8 knot, the overhand knot, the square knot, the carrick bend and the left-hand sheet bend are the more commonly found examples of this knot.
  4. The Carrick Bend is shown two ways. (Web site)
  5. Again, the more common examples are overhand, figure 8, square (2 serpents), and carrick bend (2 serpents).

Generally Tied

  1. Some knots, such as the Carrick Bend, are generally tied in one form and then capsized to attain a stronger or more stable form.
  2. The fully interwoven diagonal Carrick bend is the most secure variation.
  3. The Carrick bend is generally tied in a flat interwoven form shown above.


  1. The diamond knot begins as a carrick bend with the ends exiting diagonally opposite each other.
  2. When seizing the Carrick bend, both ends must be secured to their standing parts or the bend will slip.
  3. Finished Carrick Bend - Front View Pull on both standing parts and then the ends to tighten the knot.


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