Author Topic: Double double overhand?  (Read 1391 times)

Lexando

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Double double overhand?
« on: July 31, 2016, 05:34:13 PM »
Does anyone know this knot and can tell me the proper name of it?

I put an extra loop in my double overhand and this seems to have solved a problem I've had with the normal version breaking:

1. Form a loop (normal)
2. Loop a second time (not normal)
3. Finish the double overhand (normal)

It doesn't set very nicely with soft rope but for slippery material - the stuff I've been having problems with (fishing line, nylon guitar strings) - it provides extra diameters for the bending.

James Petersen

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Re: Double double overhand?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 06:05:30 PM »
Hello, Lexando, and welcome.

I am curious where and how you were using this knot to replace what I presume was a single overhand knot. Are you using it as a stopper? A hitch?

There is a  topographically equivalent anchor bend in the Ashley Book of Knots (ABoK #1843 -- image below), but of course this is used to tie a line to an anchor or ring.

JP

Lexando

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Re: Double double overhand?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 06:54:47 PM »
Hello James, thanks for the quick reply.

I'm using this as a stopper.

Full story is here: http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4726.0

The (rather ugly) solution I came up with at the end of that thread (4726.15) is flawed and broke after several months.