Stllj Fishermans knot

Also known as: Angi.lr's knot, English knot, Englishman's send or knot, halibut knot, true-lover's bend or knot, waterman's knot

The fisherman's knot should not be confused with the fisherman's bend (which is actually a hitch, see page 28), They are quite different knots. This knot was invented during the 19th century, although some writers have suggested that it may have been known to the Ancient Greeks. It is formed from two identical overhand knots, which are pushed against each other so that the short, working ends of the ropes lie in opposite directions, almost parallel to their standing parts. Generally, the two component knots can be easily separated and undone.

It should be used to join lines of equal diameter, but it is not suitable for ropes with large or even medium diameters. It is widely used by anglers to join fishing line, and it is also suitable for string and twine. The knot is not, in fact, as strong as the line from which it is formed when it is under great strain.

Climbers (ape the ends to stop them catching on the rock face.
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