Hi Ted --
Thanks for those references.
Perhaps they may sense in the original context of the message. When I read
"bend", I assumed the author was talking about
joining two ropes together, which these knots do NOT do.
Nonetheless, it's an excellent knot to know. I'll be substituting this for
bowlines in the future.
So much to learn...
-- Eric K3NA
From: Ted Sarah - W8TTS [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 2003 August 25 Monday 16:15
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] double figure 8 bend
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73 - Ted - W8TTS
Eric Scace K3NA wrote:
> A while back Ian G3SEK mentioned in a posting:
> "Darrel Van Buer wrote:
>>Climbers seem to prefer the double figure 8 bend - it's work to tie and
>>really hard to untie, but virtually nuke-proof as far as coming undone
> Absolutely - even in slick plastic rope after years of use, figure-of-
> eight knots still don't even think about coming loose. They have the
> advantages of a fairly straight pull out of the knot (minimizing loss of
> strength in the rope) combined with a lot of friction inside the knot. Tied
> on a doubled-over end of rope, the figure-of-eight
> a very
> strong loop. To join two ropes, tie a loose figure-of-eight on one end;
> then thread the other rope into it from the opposite end, keeping
> parallel with the first rope to make a second interlocking figure-of-
> I've done a search for "double figure 8 bend" on the web and can't find
> any other references to this knot.
> From the description, it's possible that the description is a double sheet
> bend or a knot variously known as a Carrick bend,
> Josephine knot, or anchor bend. When tied correctly, this appears to be a
> very highly regarded mechanism for joining two lines
> together temporarily. However, it must be done correctly!
> Can someone clarify?
> -- Eric K3NA
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