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Bowline Knot

 

The Bowline Knot, aka the Boiling Knot, is one of the most used loop knots probably due to it's simplicity and security. The Bowline forms a secure loop in the end of a piece of rope that won't slip or bind under strain, and with no load, can be easily untied. This knot has many uses.

To Tie a Bowline Knot:

Start by making a loop and pass the end up through the loop.
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Next pass the end around the main line.
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Then pass the end back down through the loop.
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Pull the end tight to close the knot. If tied correctly, the loop should not slip or constrict.
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Bowline Knot Video

 

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