How to Tie a Sheet Bend Knot Step by Step with Pictures and Video
A Sheet Bend Knot
Sheet Bend - How to Tie Two Ropes Together
A sheet bend, also known as becker bend or weaver's knot, is a fast, easy way to secure two lines (ropes) together. It is more secure than a square knot and, when "doubled," can be a reasonably secure way to attach lines of different diameters.
How to Tie a Sheet Bend
First, form a loop at the end of line line. This loop may be permanent because of a splice or hardware, or you can just form a U-shaped loop, yourself.
Then, bring the working end of the second line through the loop, taking it from back to front, as shown below.
Pass the working end of line #2 behind the loop in line #1. If you wish to form a double sheet bend, make an extra wrap at this time.
Then, pass the working end of line #2 under line #2, between where it comes through the loop in #1 and passes behind it. It sounds really complicated, but it isn't. Just look at the picture below and you should easily see what I mean. If not, watch the video and all will be made clear!
All that remains is tightening down the knot and you have created a sheet bend.
Video on How to Tie a Sheet Bend
Sheet Bend Knot
As with most knots, a sheet bend can work loose when it is not under tension. This is especially true of sheet bends tied with different sized lines. This means you should always check a sheet bend's security before trusting it with your life! While under pressure it is quite reliable. Hope you have enjoyed and find this tutorial easy to follow. As always, please let me know if you find anything confusing or have any questions and I'll do my best to help!
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