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Diamond Knot

Diamond Knots were used on man ropes, the foot ropes and similar places, where it was necessary to give a good hold for the hands or feet. Turk’s heads are now generally used. 

Diamond Knot illustration

How to Tie a Diamond Knot

Video: Diamond Knot

Learn how to tie a Diamond Knot.

Diamond Knot tying illustration

  1. The rope must be unlaid as far as the center if the knot is required there, and the strands handled with great care to keep the lay in them.
  2. Three bights are turned up and the end of a is taken over b and up the bight c.
  3. The end of b is taken over c and up through a. The end c is taken over a and through b.
  4. Any number of knots may be made on the same rope.