Reef


Uses:


  • Joining two ends of a single rope that is bound around or supported by a solid body, eg tying up a parcel, or securing a bandage or a sling in first-aid.

Advantages:


  • Symmetrical; this is a useful visual check to ensure that you have not tied the much weaker Granny Knot by mistake.

Disadvantages:


  • Is easily spilled. This is why the Reef Knot should never be used as a bend (to join two ropes).
  • Can be hard to untie when wet or tight.


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