Fisherman’s knot


The fisherman’s knot is a fantastic yet simple way to tie 2 pieces of cord or rope together. It’s secure yet easy to undo again afterwards.  Here’s a short guide on how to tie it.

fisherman's knot | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Step 1

Tie a simple thumb knot in one piece of cord.

fisherman's knot | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Step 2

Slip the second piece of cord through the thumb knot.

fisherman's knot | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Step 3

Tie a thumb knot in the second piece of cord, around the first piece.

Step 4

Pull both thumb knots tight and bring them next to each other.

fisherman's knot | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

fisherman's knot | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

You might want to also look at these posts:  evenk knot, taut line hitch and midshipmans hitch.


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