Category: Bend or Joining


The figure eight bend is a comparatively strong and secure knot for ropes of similar size and construction. It is less liable to jam and kinder to the rope in which it’s tied than a fisherman’s knot.

How to tie:

  • Tie a figure eight in the end of one rope.
  • Introduce the working end of the other rope and follow the lead of the original knot. This doubles the original knot.
  • Work and pull the knot snug and compact.

This knot is also known as a Flemish Bend.

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