- Anchor bend
names= Fisherman's Bend
uses= attaching a rope to a ring or similar termination
abok_number= #1723 and #1841
The Anchor Bend is a
knotused for attaching a rope to a ring or similar termination. Its name originates from the time when "bend" was understoodto mean "tie to", and not restricted to knots that join rope ends. While the knot can become jammed in some modern materials, it is usually easily untiedafter moderate loads; it can be made more resistant to jamming by taking an extra turn around the object--this will make for a 1-diameter longer spanof the end to reach around the standing part to be tucked (although in a case of tying to a small shackle or link of a chain, this might not be possible).It is the accepted knot for attaching anchors (or more usually anchor chains) to warps. The knot is very similar to a round turn and two half hitchesexcept that the first half hitchis passed under the turn. In many everyday uses, the finishing half-hitch need not be made;alternatively, one might seek surer security by tying off the end with a Strangle knotto the standing part.
* [http://www.animatedknots.com/anchor/ Animated Knots by Grog: Anchor Bend]
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