The Bowline on a Bight

The Bowline on a bight is a knot which makes a pair of fixed-size loops in the middle of a rope. Its advantage is that it is reasonably easy to untie after being exposed to a strain. This knot can replace the figure-eight knot when tying into a climbing harness. However, it is critical to use a strong backup knot with plenty of tail beyond the knot. Testing shows that the knot might slip when only one loop is loaded.

Type of knot:
Termination knot

Uses:
To tie a termination knot mid line that creates a strong connection point that can be connected to and then easily untied even after heavy loading.

This knot is good because it is recognizable and most people know how good of a knot the bowline is.

Bowline knot

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