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Eskimo bowline

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Eskimo bowline

Eskimo bowline
Names Eskimo bowline, Sitka loop
Category Loop
Origin Ancient
Related bowline, sheet bend, double bowline, water bowline, spanish bowline, triple bowline, bowline on a bight, running bowline, poldo tackle, cowboy bowline
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use Placing a loop which will be stretched wide open under load in the end of a rope

The Eskimo bowline is a knot that places a loop in the end of a rope. Whereas the standard bowline knot loops the working end around the standing part, the Eskimo bowline loops it around its own descending part.

The eskimo bowline is best used in applications in which the loop will be stretched wide. In applications where the two legs of the loop are nearly parallel, a bowline is superior.

The picture below is based on the method described by Geoffrey Budworth in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knots.[1] The tightened knot on the right takes on a trefoil crown shape.

Eskimo bowline

  1. ^ Budworth, Geoffrey (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knots. Lyons Press.  
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