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Mariner's Knot

This knot has the advantage of being releasable underload. Something that can come in handy for rescue work, among other things. The knot looks scary, but is safe provided you clip both protruding tails. The knot will slip a bit when weighted. Ideally the knot should not be used unweighted. Follow these steps to tie a Mariner's knot:
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Step 1: Wrap a loop of accessory cord (or webbing), around an anchored carabiner. Step 2: Wrap the appropriate end of the cord around the other end four or so times, forming the knot as pictured. On the last wrap feed the cord through the remaining loop, leaving it protruding somewhat. Clip a quickdraw (or similar), from the protruding tail to your anchor - this is your backup in case the knot slips too much and fails. Then clip your load to the other end.


Further Reading:
Mariner's Knot - From Karl Lew's web site.


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