Rope Knots tying has for quite some time been considered as a piece of the tactical program, obviously for great and intentional reasons. It cultivates discipline and concentration and shows valuable abilities that can be utilized right away.

The vast majority can tie only one knot (the “overhand”) however find out with regards to the numerous sorts of knots that are utilized by military work force, scouts, mountaineers, and so forth and which can likewise demonstrate gainful in the GTO assignments. Nonetheless, one ought to consistently know about some ordinarily utilized knots that are helpful and simple to utilize whenever out of luck.

Here I am giving you the name and use of 13 knots taught to NAVAL NCC CADETS during their NCC Rigging training.

1.FIGURE OF 8 KNOT–   Designed to avert ropes from running out of retaining devices, the figure-eight knot will jam if put under strain, making it useful for both sailing and rock climbing. It’s similar to the overhand knot, but less permanent and easier to undo.

As you might anticipate, a figure-eight knot is created by bringing the tail of the rope over itself to form a circle, also under the standing part and through the circle in a figure-of-eight pattern.


2.REEF KNOT – The reef knot is used to bind a rope around an object by tying two ends of the rope together. It should be noted that it isn’t recommended for tying two different ropes together, indeed though it’s frequently used in this way. If used with ropes of different density it may slip.

 To tie a reef knot, place the two ends of the rope parallel and cross them over, placing one rope over the other, also under, and also over again. Take the ends and cross them over-under-over again, also pull the ends tight.

3. BOW LINE – The bowline creates a fixed circle at the end of a rope, making it useful for fastening a landing line to a post or ring. It’s also the knot most generally used for deliverance ropes, as a trapped person can tie the circle around them and also be hoisted up with the rope.

 To tie a bowline, produce a small circle in the rope, leaving enough rope in the working part for the asked size of the eventual circle. Pass the tail through the circle, under and over the standing end and also back through the circle to finish.


4.BOW LINE ON BIGHT- The Bowline on a creek is a knot which makes a brace of fixed-size circles in the middle of a rope. Its advantage is that it’s nicely easy to unbind after being exposed to cargo. This knot can replace the figure-eight circle knot when tying into a climbing harness. Рустем Зарипов - bowline on a bight knot


5. SINGLE SHEET BEND- The sheet bend is useful for joining together two different ropes. It’s stylish to use this knot for ropes which are under cargo, as it can work loose on ropes which aren’t under any strain. This is the favored knot rather of the Reef Knot.

 To tie a distance bend, form a circle in the thicker rope by placing the tail end of the rope parallel with the standing end – don’t pass the tail end over or under the standing end. Hold this circle in one hand while you bring the other rope through the circle, underneath the tail end and also also underneath the standing end ( do not pass it under the standing end before the tail – this will make the knot unsecure). Eventually, tuck the thinner rope over the standing end and tail, and under the part of itself sticking through the circle.

6. DOUBLE SHEET BEND– A double sheet bend is simply a ‘double’ of the regular sheet bend. However, it’s important to double the sheet bend to insure security, If the ropes used are of different periphery.

 To tie a double sheet bend, go through all the way of creating a regular sheet bend, also bring the tail of the thinner rope underneath the thicker rope, over the thicker rope and under them thinner rope a alternate time, so the thinner rope coils around the thicker rope a couple of times.

7. CLOVE HITCH- This knot is useful for attaching a rope to a series of posts, as it allows the length of the running end to be acclimated fluently.

 To tie a clove hitch in the middle of the rope, form a circle in the rope, followed by an identical alternate circle the same way up as the first. Cross the two circles over each other so they form a pretzel-suchlike knot, also place the knot over the post.

8. MARLINE SPIKE HITCH– The marlinespike hitch is a temporary knot used to attach a rod to a rope in order to form a handle. This allows further pressure than could be produced comfortably by gripping the rope with the hands alone. It’s useful when tensing knots and for other purposes in ropework.


9. TIMBER HITCH -The timber hitch is used to secure a rope round a post or any spherical object. It’s also known as Bowyer’s Knot owing to its use in attaching the end of the bowstring to a longbow. Timber hitch - Wikipedia


10. ROLLING HITCH – The rolling hitch is used to fasten a rope to a rod, pole or another rope. It’s used to pull along an object lengthwise, as opposed to right angles. This knot is frequently used to carriage a breach, to slacken a slackened passage line or distance so that a jammed winch can be cleared safely.

A rolling hitch is formed by curling the rope around the object or other rope, bringing it towards the direction of pull and between the object and the standing part. Produce another consecutive coil in the direction of the pull, also bring the tail over the standing part in the contrary direction to the pull. Finish with a partial hitch around the object/ other rope in the same direction as the coils, also pull tight and apply cargo to the rope.

11. ROUND TURN AND TWO HALF HITCH– While a bit of a nibble, this useful knot is used to secure a rope to a fixed object similar as a pole. The tail of the rope is wrapped around an object (this is the‘ round turn’) and secured to the standing part with two terms (the tail end is passed over and under the standing part, doubly).


I hope you use these knots and perform effectively in your GTO tasks. GOOD LUCK!

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