Bend knot

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A bend is any knot used to join two lengths of rope.

The most well-known bend in Scouting is the sheet bend, followed by the Fisherman's knot.

List of bends

Knot Description Image
Blood knot A low-profile bend most usefully employed for joining sections of monofilament nylon line while maintaining a high portion of the line's inherent strength.
Carrick bend A bend that is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to be easily formed into other common bends.
Fisherman's knot A bend that is easy to tie with wet or numb hands and is moderately resistant to slippage on monofilament lines.
Hunter's bend A slightly jamming bend used on synthetic ropes
Sheet bend A bend that is good for joining lines of different thickness or rigidity.
Double sheet bend Suitable for when the difference in line thickness or rigidity requires additional security to the Sheet bend.
Zeppelin bend A stable secure knot for joining two ropes - highly resistant to jamming