Protezione Civile – Types of Knots


The corresponding number and name of knots:

  1. Overhand Knot
  2. Figure-eight Know
  3. Reef (Square) Knot
  4. Sheet (Becket) Bend
  5. Carrick Bend
  6. Bowline
  7. Clove Hitch
  8. Timber Hitch
  9. Taut-line Hitch
  10. Sheepshank
Halyard knot: interlacing of ropes used to attach the halyard to a sail.
Reef knot: interlacing of ropes made of two half-knots inverse to each other.
Bowline: interlacing of ropes with a loop that can be used as support.
Two round turns and a half-hitch: interlacing of ropes around an object by making two turns, then a hal-knot.
Two half-hitches: interlacing of ropes around an object by making two half-knots, one after the other.
Double shell bend: double interlacing of ropes, used to attach two ropes together.
Sheet knot: interlacing of ropes used to attach two ropes together.
Figure of eight knot: interlacing of ropes used to finish the end of a rope.
Overhand knot: simple interlacing of a rope.
It’s fundamental to be able to do a good knot according to the condition and the usage of it.
See a series of video about how to create a different types of knots and a complete list of instruction are available at scoutbase.

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