Essential Rope Knots

Double Fisherman’s Knot   /  Grapevine Knot

The Double Fisherman’s Knot, also known as the Grapevine Knot, is a type of bend knot that is used to join two ropes together. It is a very secure and strong knot that is often used in climbing, boating, and other outdoor activities. The Double Fisherman’s Knot is a good choice for applications that require a strong and secure connection between two ropes. It is also known for its ability to resist twisting and cinching, making it a reliable choice for applications where the ropes may be subject to movement or stress. It’s relatively easy to tie and it’s a bit more secure than the simple fisherman’s knot. This knot is also used to make a loop on the end of the rope, which can be used to tie a load or to tie a rope to a tree or a post. It’s also used to connect two ropes of different diameters.

  1. Take the two ends of the rope, one in each hand.
  2. Cross the two ends, with one end over the other.
  3. Take the end that is on top and tie an overhand knot around the other end.
  4. Take the end that is on bottom and tie another overhand knot around the first end.
  5. Tighten both knots by pulling on the standing end of each rope, working each knot up tight against the other.

The Double Fisherman’s knot is a very strong and durable knot that can be used for a variety of applications, making it a valuable knot to know.