Knots/Stopper knots/Overhand knot

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Knots‎ | Stopper knots
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Overhand knot
Overhandknot.jpg

The use of two overhand knots, one used as a stopper.
Names Overhand knot, Thumb knot
Category stopper
Efficiency 50%
Releasing Extreme jamming
Typical use Fishing, climbing, shoelaces, making other knots.
Caveat Spills if the standing part is pulled forcibly in the wrong direction

The overhand knot is a very simple knot. It jams very easily, so you may want to use an overhand knot with a draw loop.