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Charlottes Knot
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:43:23 PM »
Good evening all

I'm new to the forum and was advised to post my new knot to this forum.
As a scout leader I am always using knots and always have cord on me to practice with.
I got chatting to Howard from Surrey Knots and he said to post my knot here.
I've two loops together and had 8 scouts plus leaders pulling on this knot that was tied in Double braid climbing rope. And after that both knots came undone with a easy pull. I can tie this knot in about 4 seconds and plan to test it I wet conditions. 
The use of the knot is still to be determined but I have used it on eyelets at the moment.

Here is a link to my YouTube channel so show a video on tying it I believe this the new knot but I would like to hear from you all regarding more tests, failures, and other applications.

Kind Regards
« Last Edit: January 22, 2015, 11:35:53 PM by Capsos »


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Re: Charlottes Knot
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 11:48:20 PM »
   You add one round turn around the "neck" of the nipping loop, and then two more round turns around the pair of the eye legs, in an effort to unload as much tension out of the final slipped Tail End as you can. A very reasonable, easy to understand and implement strategy, which can possibly be improved in a number of ways. For example, I believe that you could do the same thing if, instead of adding those two round turns  ( which wrap and join the two eye legs together, so the loop can not withstand a ring loading ), you can add another turn around the neck of the nipping loop, and/or add one or two round turns around the Standing End.
   For two of the many threads dealing with the same subject ( of "exploding" hitches, nooses or fixed loops ), see :

This is not a knot.


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Re: Charlottes Knot
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 01:07:03 AM »
This eyeknot has been invented by a few others,
and graces the pages of some Knotting Matters
--or a similar knot, lacking the full wrap around the
eye legs done before tucking out the slip-bight.
Must have something going for it!