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 A reef knot is a method of bending together two short ends of a rope of about equal size.
 A reef knot is formed by tying a lefthanded overhand knot and then a righthanded overhand knot, or vice versa.
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 A Reef Knot is very secure under strain, but because it frees so easily, there is a danger that it may loosen of itself if the ropes are relaxed.
 A reef knot is used by sailors, boy scouts and macramé crafts people.
 The reef knot is a basic knot with the primary purpose of joining together two ropes of equal thickness in a flat and nonhigh strain situation.
 Learn to tie a reef knot with help from an experienced craftsman in this free video on knot tying.
 Reef knot  a temporary knot, do not use for anything serious.
 The reef knot, also known as the square knot, is a simple, handy knot for temporary ties.
 The square knot, sometimes called a "reef knot" is the most popular knot to use as it is easy to make and easy to untie.
 Like the reef knot except it is a stronger knot.
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 Square knot (reef knot)  Simple to make, the square knot is used for lots of light duty including tying things down.
 If the ropes are the same diameter and you want to be able to untie it again, a reef knot (aka square knot) is reasonably good.
 So I'm afraid you'll have to stick with the granny, or preferably reef knot for shoe laces.
 If he has climbed using the sheepshank, reef knot and the sheet bend, then he has been lucky.
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 The traditional bow knot used for tying shoelaces is simply a reef knot with the final overhand knot made with two bights instead of the ends.
 T his is a reef knot with the second half knot tied with two bights to make it into a bow.
 Reef Knot The Reef knots sole purpose should be to tie off a single line, acting as a binding knot.
 The square knot (or reef knot) is a binding knot.
 The Granny Knot is a knot that has gone wrong as it is considered a reef knot tied incorrectly.
 Related knot(s): reef knot, thief knot, granny knot.
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 The Reef Knot Probably one of the most popular and best known knots.
 Square Knot The Square Knot is best known as a Reef Knot, however, when used in decorative and macrame work it is best known as the Square Knot.
 The name "square knot" is found in Dana's 1841 maritime compendium A Seaman's Friend, which also gives "reef knot" as an alternate name.
 Use reef knot in a Sentence See images of reef knot Search reef knot on the Web Also called flat knot.
 THE REEF KNOT, for tying two ropes together under strain, as in tying up a parcel.
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 A Navy square knot, often referred to simply as a square knot or a reef knot, is great to join two pieces of rope together that will not come apart.
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 THE REEF KNOT A flat and easily untied knot.
 According to Budworth, "Tying a reef knot around something ensures that the more strain placed upon it, the tighter it is pulled.
 BEST USES Beside its obvious use in fastening the likes of shoelaces and belts, the Reef Knot has many other applications.
 The Reef Knot is perhaps the best known parcel knot, but it does not hold well under a load.
 Square Knot Use: Also known as a Reef knot, the Square Knot is easily learned and useful for many situations.
 This property may be useful for certain purposes such as reefing sails, but means the reef knot is not a secure bend.
 Used to tie two ropes together: notice the similarity to the Square (or Reef Knot.
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 Double Sheet Bend Tie The Sheepshank Knot the first knot anyone ever learns after the granny and shoe tie, the square or reef knot is used.
 You are either tying them as Reef Knots or as Granny Knots, but notice that the Reef Knot will result in a better shoelace knot than the Granny Knot will.
 If the ends are not crossed correctly when making the reef knot, the false reef or granny is the result.
 That's why the other name is the "reef knot." The ease of untieing leads to it not being a good knot just to join two lines together.
 Yet the Reef Knot can be cast loose with ease, and is wholly different in principle, for instance, from the Diamond Knot.
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 It is a purple, circular shaped badge with a fleurdelis in the centre, surrounded by a piece of rope tied with a reef knot.
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 Tighten the Reef Knot and draw it up towards the Dragonfly's head, then tie another Reef Knot (picture 11).
 The working ends of the reef knot must emerge both at the top or both at the bottom, otherwise a thief knot results.
 The working ends of the reef knot must be cis (that is, both at the top or both at the bottom); the other lines lead to the full rope.
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 Also referred to as a "Square Knot" A "Reef Knot" is basically a Standard Shoelace Knot minus the loops.
 The reef knot is commonly taught as left over right, tuck under then right over left, tuck under.
 It is considered inferior to the reef knot, which it superficially resembles.
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 Tighten the Reef Knot and draw it up towards the Dragonfly's head, then form the wings (picture 9).
 The reef knot is excellent for joining two lines of equal thickness.
 Just remember that a reef knot is useless for the alleged use of joining two pieces of cord of the same size together.
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 The reef knot or square knot is a common and simple binding knot.
 An easy way to remember the reef knot is ‘Right over Left; Left over Right'.
 It is commenced in the same way as a common whipping, but finished off by having both ends out in the middle of the whipping and forming a reef knot.
 Tie another Reef Knot (picture 10), remembering that the green string always passes over on top of the downward bight.
 Also known as the Reef Knot, this knot was used for centuries by sailors for reefing sails and tying things aboard ship.
 More importantly, the experience of tying a reef knot teaches the fundamental process of tying a half knot or half hitch.
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 However, it cannot be overly stressed that the Reef knot is not a long term or secure knot, and it should only be used to finish parcels or bindings.
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 Bring the short end of the line up to strand (3) and knot it firmly with a reef knot to the longer part between the strands.
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 As the two half knots are tied in the same direction and not opposite as in the Reef Knot, it tends either to slip or to jam, or both.
 How to tie a reef knot Most people think this is the basic knot.
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 Many people refer to the Reef Knot as the Square Knot, but this is the "real" Square Knot.
 To tie a reef knot, tie a lefthanded overhand knot and then a righthanded overhand knot or vice versa.
 Covers some common and some uncommon knots, including the Reef knot, Square knot, Sheepshank, Simple Simon Over, Monkey's Fist, and Vice Versa.
 One way to distinguish them is that in the reef knot each loop passes completely over, or completely under (not through) the neck of the other.
 These generally take the form of an overhand knot or a halfhitch and often found is the Reef knot or Granny, both of which can be tied as two halfhitches.
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 The Working End s of the reef knot must be ''cis'' (that is, both at the top or both at the bottom); the other lines lead to the full rope.
 The working end s of the reef knot must emerge both at the top or both at the bottom, otherwise a thief knot results.
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