Beginners - What are KNOTS and SPLIC
What are KNOTS and SPLICES?
As a general term, 'knot' includes all configurations made in a cord or line (or other material).However, when naming knots, the term knot is used in a more specific way. The knotting'family' is best explained by the following diagrams:
INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF KNOT TYERS (IGK
KNOTSThe rope istied to itselfSTOPPERKNOTS BINDINGKNOTS LOOPKNOTS
Making a bulky part ina rope to stop itpassing through anobject or to stop thestrands unlayingJoining the ends of asingle rope around anobject or objects. Theknot 'bears upon' theobjectWhippings, lashings andseizing are special typesof binding knot.
A single loop ormore than oneloop that does notclose under strain.
Knots that slide,closing the loopunder strain orallowing it to beopened.Thumb knotFigure of eightknotOysterman's knotHeaving lineknots also makeweight at the endof a rope:Barrel knotMonkey's fistLoaded Turk'sHeadReef knotSurgeon's knotPacker's knotConstrictor knotWhippings for bindingrope ends:Admiralty whippingWest CountrywhippingPalm & needlewhippingLashings for bindingspars:Square/JapaneseDiagonal/FilipinoSheer lashingTripod lSeizing for bindingropes:BowlineArtillery loopFigure of 8loopFireman'schair knotAlpineButterfly knotRunningBowlineHonda knotHandcuff knotJar slingHangman'sknot