Tying two ends together
Knot in end of line
Securing line to post
useful for hoisting and
towlines without slipping or jamming.
Bowline or Bow Line:
for mooring a boat, or any other place where you need a non-tightening knot.
useful if you're re-enacting colonial America.
(Builder's Hitch): used by
builders to fasten staging to upright posts.
(Weaver's Knot): used aboard ships
for joining small or medium sized ropes. Popular also in textile mills for joining threads or yarns.
Fisherman's Knot: probably the strongest known
method of joining fine lines, such a fishing line.
Surgeon's Knot: usually tied with twine. A modified
form of the reef knot. The extra turn taken in the first tie prevents slipping vefore the knot is completed.
Reef Knot (Square Knot): --do NOT use
this knot as a bend (tying two ropes together).
Figure Eight Knot: used at the end of a rope to
temporarily prevent unravelling of the strands.