This version of the Carrick Bend is also called the Full Carrick Bend, Anchor Bend, or Sailor's knot. The Ashley Book of Knots (1) describes it as "...the nearest thing we have to the perfect bend. It is symmetrical, it is easy to tie, it does not slip easily in wet material, it is among the strongest of knots, it cannot jam and is readily untied." It is primarily used in towing hawsers and cables.
|To tie the Carrick Bend:
(1) Ashley, C.W. 1944. The Ashley Book of Knots. Doubleday, New York.
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