Overhand Knot

The overhand knot (also called the thumb knot) is usually used as a stopper knot to terminate the working end of a rope. It significantly reduces rope strength and should not be used in a load-bearing system.


Stopper knot: Basics for overhand on a bight, overhand bend and rewoven overhand.


Form a small loop. Pass the end of the rope through the loop. Tighten and dress.

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