This knot has grown in popularity in recent years, and it has dozens of uses. It can be used on the ends of ropes as permanent or temporary whipping; it can be used to secure fabric bags such as those containing bouquet garni; it can be used in woodworking to hold two pieces in position while the glue dries.
The knot is formed from an overhand knot, trapped beneath a crosswise round turn, which holds it firmly in place. The constrictor knot will stay tied and grip firmly, and, in fact, the rope may have to be cut free unless the last tuck is made with a bight to produce a slipped knot.
The Constrictor knot is popular as an all-purpose knot because it is a firm knot which doesa't slip.
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