The Arctic explorer Sir John Ross brought an Inuit sled back to England. On that sled the rawhide lashing were tied in knot similar to the bowline illustrating that this variant knot’s history does indeed tied to the Inuits. The eskimo bowline is actually much more secure than a typical bowline, especially in the synthetic . . . → Read More: Knot Wednesday: Eskimo Bowline
Quickly tied, this a great tackle for tensioning. You simply pull one way to tighten and the opposite to release. At sea use includes a quick-release lashing for an on-deck life raft, but its applicability is universal. One of the knots you will need to add to your arsenal for preparedness. Enjoy! . . . → Read More: Wednesday Knot: The Poldo Tackle
This is useful angling knot to attach a line to hook, lure, or swivel. The half-blood prince knot is a basic and multipurpose knot you should add to your arsenal.
From the name of this knot you might expect its use-to secure an anchor to the end of line. This is perfect for use with wet and slipper lines and as such is a secure hitch perfect for small anchors. The name is a bit of misnomer as the anchor bend is actually a . . . → Read More: Wednesday Knot: Anchor Bend
Not necessarily a useful knot but a great one to showoff. Once tied the knot forms an actual mat that can be used hot mat or coaster in the field or around the house. The Carrick Mat is one of, and probably the easiest of the Turk’s Head knots. . . . → Read More: Wednesday Knot: Carrick Mat
One of the most useful knots to know for a marine scientist and generally anyone around boats. The name derives its name from its often use in attaching a line from the bow of ship to the leech, i.e. the outer vertical edge, of square-sail to prevent it from being blown inside out in the . . . → Read More: Knot Wednesday: The Bowline
Behold! The Monkey's Fist Every ocean scientist should know how to tie a half dozen or so knots. One of those should be a monkey’s fist, name because it looks like a small clenched fist, it was originally tied into the end of a line or rope to add weight. The weighted end could be . . . → Read More: Knot Wednesday: The Monkey’s Fist