Monday, August 17, 2009

The surgeon's knot

Various knots are designed for different purposes. A handy knot to know is the surgeon's knot. It is just like tying a square knot, except that the first twist is done twice instead of once. This helps maintain tension on the secured object while the next twist is tied. Click on this link for a picture.


Hallie Jo said...

we learned how to do that in project adventure for our climbing harnesses last year.

Gordon said...

That is great. I didn't know people were taught practical things any more. Surgeon's knots are good for tying squishy things like flesh or bedrolls.