Am trying to determine the essential features which allow a structure to be defined as a Bowline.
Found this from Jedi master Dan:
The study of how the essential bowline structure can be employed/realized
in knots is helpful in finding "new" knots and understanding old. To my
thinking, the sine qua non / essence of a bowline is the nipping loop;
I don't hold the bight collar to be key, just one way of forming a knot
using that loop. And from a structural assessment, I find the
"double butterfly" (two eyes) to be a bowline variant (indeed, a good
candidate for the moniker "double bowline" !).
.:. An easy-sounding question has more to it than one might suspect.
and this from Sith master xarax:
There are three, and only three elements that characterize a bowline, in relation to any other end of line loop:
1. The knot tied on the standing part s leg, should be a slip knot. Any sailor will laugh with an end of line loop that is not completely untied like the bowline. Smiley
2. This slip knot should include one, at least, nipping loop, which secures the tail.
3. The tail should form one, at least, collar.
Note: The references to 'Jedi' and 'Sith' are tongue in cheek...when I read through the myriad of posts on the IGKT forum, there seems to be some epic clashes of intellect - and I find it entertaining
No individual offense is intended...
With regard to the Karash double loop - when it was first shown to me a few years ago, the method of tying was to begin
from ABoK #1047 as a base. Then, a 'backflip' similar in concept #1085 was performed to arrive at the Karash structure. In this regard, it was demonstrated to us as a figure 8
variant. In fact, it is not necessary to begin from #1047...you can tie it as for #1010 by simply adding a twist to the nipping loop before performing the rest of the tying procedure.
The point of the Karash double loop (as was demonstrated to me), was to create a form that was easy to untie - even after very high loading.
My point is; what defines a Bowline? Is it master Jedi's or master Sith's theorem? There are probably other posts I have missed...all I am trying to do is collate the defining elements all in one concise theory. If
the Karash double loop is NOT a Bowline variant, then precisely why
Webmaster: Is it possible to create a 'sticky' of agreed definitions - eg an agreed definition/theory of a Bowline?