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  1. Sheet bend: Used for joining rope of same or different thickness.
  2. The sheet bend is a strong knot that is easy to untie.
  3. The sheet bend is a type of knot, related to the square knot, granny knot, thief knot, and the bowline. (Web site)
  4. The sheet bend is the standard way to join two ropes, yet the knot tends to snag things and also tends to flog loose. (Web site)
  5. The Sheet Bend is a knot that you use to tie two ropes together. (Web site)

Sheet Bend

  1. Secure the other end of the flag line using a fisherman's knot (for ropes of equal thickness) or a sheet bend (for ropes of different thickness). (Web site)
  2. Unusually, however, the sheet bend is secure even when it is used to join ropes of different diameters. (Web site)
  3. The Left Handed Sheet Bend is to be avoided as it is less secure Tip.


  1. The sheet bend is very fast to tie and when slipped, is one of the easiest bends to work with.
  2. Make sure the two free ends are on the same side of the knot; otherwise you get a left-handed sheet bend - a knot of significantly reduced strength.
  3. Like the sheet bend, but with an extra turn around the standing loop. (Web site)

Two Ropes

  1. The structure of the bowline is identical to that of the sheet bend, except the bowline forms a loop in one rope and the sheet bend joins two ropes.
  2. The Sheet Bend, used to tie two ropes together, is at its best when things are complicated by ropes of unequal size. (Web site)
  3. Sheet Bend The sheet bend is used for tying two ropes of the same thickness together. (Web site)


  1. The sheet bend, and in some cases the fisherman's knot, are simple binding knots that can replace the reef knot.
  2. The bowline, reef knot, sheet bend, and clove hitch are here, of course, but so are less common gems such as the carrick bend and stevedore knot.
  3. The Double Sheetbend is a more secure form of the Sheet bend. (Web site)

Square Knot

  1. The sheet bend is very similar to the square knot, granny knot, thief knot, and particularly the bowline.
  2. In fact, the sheet bend can be tied using the One Handed Twist Method which is also used to tie the bowline.
  3. Handbook knots (square knot, sheet bend, sheepshank, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches,.


  1. Pass it through the Blood Bight and make a simple Sheet Bend. (Web site)
  2. Pass the working end of the smaller line up through the bight, around behind the bight, and beneath the loop in the smaller line (that's a sheet bend).
  3. Sheet bend (Naut.), a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye.
  4. Racking Bend The Racking Bend is more secure than the sheet bend and is well suited to attaching lighter cordage to heavier (larger) hawser.
  5. It is a very close relation to the Sheet Bend, however, the standing end protrudes from beneath its line crossing the eye of the heavier rope.

Standing Part

  1. Finished Sheet Bend Pull on both standing parts to set the knot.
  2. Finished Sliding Sheet Bend Tighten the knot, so that the standing part forms a "hump" as it passes over the bight in the end.
  3. The Sliding Sheet Bend is used for the same purpose as the Tautline Hitch, but with a quick yank of the end, it is completely untied.
  4. A bend is any knot that's used to tie two ropes together; the sheet bend is especially good for tying two ropes of different diameters together.
  5. If the ropes are of very different thickness, take the working end round the bight and under itself twice to form a double sheet bend. (Web site)

Double Sheet Bend

  1. The double sheet bend, like the sheet bend is used to fasten a small line to a larger one. (Web site)
  2. The sheet bend (also known as becket bend, weaver's knot and weaver's hitch) is a type of knot, related in structure to the bowline. (Web site)
  3. T he sheet bend is the most important knot for joining two rope ends, especially if the ropes are of different sizes.
  4. Added pictures of using the Sheet Bend and the Double Sheet Bend with ropes of different thicknesses.

Tapered Line

  1. Usually employed by the fly fisherman, the Tucked Sheet Bend is commonly used for joining the backing line to the tapered line.
  2. Now pass the end of the tapered line back through the closed loop of the Sheet Bend.
  3. Bollards on both ends held the Fisherman's, and Sheet Bend knots.

Useful When

  1. Lines that are of an unequal diameter can still be useful when tied together with a sheet bend knot.
  2. Tip. It is particularly useful when the thickness of the two ropes varies considerably, or when a more secure Sheet bend is required.

Secure Knot

  1. The sheet bend knot is also known as a Becket bend, a weaver's knot, or a weaver's hitch and is similar to a bowline except it uses two lines instead of one.
  2. In cases of differing diameter, or when a more secure knot is required, consider the double sheet bend. (Web site)

Useful Knots

  1. However, if memory is limited, three of the most useful knots are the bowline, the sheet bend, and the clove hitch.
  2. The sheet bend is a good knot for tying two lines together.
  3. That it is-it comes loose much more easily than the double sheet bend, let alone the Alpine butterfly bend or the double fisherman's knot. (Web site)
  4. As the jog distance between the groove centerlines 23 a and 23 b decreases, groove bend lines 23 a and 23 b tend to be superimposed over sheet bend line 23. (Web site)


  1. SHEET BEND -the sheet bend is the most important knot for joining two rope ends and is especially useful when the ropes are of unequal size.
  2. Finally I looped a rope over the gantry cap four times, and tied its ends with a sheet bend, then I hooked a block-and-tackle through the four loops. (Web site)

Granny Knot

  1. The double sheet bend or double becket bend is a strong knot used to tie two ropes (usually of different thicknesses or rigidity) together. (Web site)
  2. The sheet bend is a type of knot, related to the square knot, granny knot, thief knot, and the bowline. (Web site)
  3. 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.


  1. Common or sheet bend, a very secure method of joining two ropes, or fastening a rope to a loop. (Web site)
  2. In other cases, use a more secure method of bending two ropes together, such as a Sheet bend, a Double Sheet bend, or a Fisherman's Knot. (Web site)

Surgeon`s Knot

  1. Sheet Bend The Sheetbend is commonly used to tie two ropes of unequal thickness together.
  2. For high-tension knots, the sheet bend, surgeon's knot, or fisherman's knot are recommended (see below). (Web site)

Bitter End

  1. As with the standard sheet bend, the two free ends should end up on the same side of the knot.
  2. For a long time I resisted learning it because I thought I knew enough bends, such as the double sheet bend on this site's main knot page. (Web site)
  3. Tie the sheet bend by forming an open bight near the bitter end of the first line.
  4. Forming a small loop with the two shopping bag handles, one then tyes a sheet bend with the other end of the string. (Web site)

Constrictor Knot

  1. Includes bowline, tautline hitch, square knot, clove Hitch, rolling hitch, trucker's knot, constrictor knot and sheet bend.
  2. Common scouting knots including the Tautline hitch, the Trucker's hitch, and the Sheet bend. (Web site)

Clove Hitch

  1. Covers the square knot, clove hitch, bowline, half hitches, timber hitch, sheet bend, and tautline hitch. (Web site)
  2. Bear 22b. Tie a square knot, bowline, sheet bend, two half-hitches, and slip knot.

Reef Knot

  1. The bowline, reef knot, sheet bend, and clove hitch are here, of course, but so are less common gems such as the carrick bend and stevedore knot. (Web site)
  2. How to tie knots (reef, sheet bend, bowline.


  1. Tie a sheet bend knot withtips from a knot tying specialist in this free video on tying knots.
  2. Learn tips on how to tie a correct double sheet bend knot in this free video clip on knot and bend tying.
  3. Learn how to make a sheet bend knot from an expert outdoorsman in this free knot tying video.
  4. Learn to tie a fireman's sheet bend knot in this free firefighting video from a fire captain.


  1. Covers figure 8, square knot, clove & rolling hitch, bowline, 3 strand braid, half hitch, ring bowline, cleat hitch, double sheet bend & more.
  2. It teaches a few basic knots - the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others - and splices in three-strand and braided rope. (Web site)
  3. Tie the following: square knot, bowline, sheepshank, sheet bend, and roundturn with two half hitches. (Web site)
  4. The Sheet Bend is a useful knot for tying two ropes together, even when rope sizes and materials differ greatly.
  5. Learn about tying double sheet bend knots in this free instructional video from an Eagle Scout.


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