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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: bingie on September 06, 2011, 04:05:10 AM

Title: Are both of these knots a bowline?
Post by: bingie on September 06, 2011, 04:05:10 AM
Are both of these knots a bowline? The knot on the right is for certain a bowline, as its construction is the same as what is in the ABOK#1010 (http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=3233.0 (http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=3233.0))

(http://www.prennet.com/knots/P1000321.JPG)


Is the knot on the left a bowline as well? The loop is on the LHS not the RHS but the loop in both cases crosses over the standing line.

Thanks!



Title: Re: Are both of these knots a bowline?
Post by: knot4u on September 06, 2011, 04:19:29 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Are both of these knots a bowline?
Post by: DerekSmith on September 06, 2011, 12:29:15 PM
Mirrors
Title: Re: Are both of these knots a bowline?
Post by: DDK on September 06, 2011, 01:16:37 PM
@ bingie - Welcome to the forum!

As a right-handed person, I more naturally (easily) make the knot you show on the right (thus, this is the right-handed version of the bowline - I tie it with the working end of the rope in my right hand).  The knot on the left is the left-handed version of the bowline.  Both are considerd to be ABOK 1010.  And as mentioned by Derek, right-handed and left-handed versions of the same knot are mirror images of one another.

BTW in some knots or bends, it is not obvious which version one would call right-handed or left-handed.

DDK