How to Tie the Solomon Bar Knot for a DIY Knot Board Display

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The Solomon Bar Knot is a decorative knot and will be the last knot we tie for our DIY Knot Board Display, before going over the final construction. Additionally, this knot can be used to make things like keychains or paracord bracelets.

Solomon Bar Knot » Decorative Knots

(Strength: 4/Security: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 2) See below for what these ratings mean.

The Solomon Bar resembles repeating square knots and is occasionally referred to as square knotting or a cobra stitch.

Ratings

Strength/Security/Stability/Difficulty

Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:

Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.

Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.

Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.

Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.

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How to Tie a Heaving Line for a DIY Knot Board Display

Heaving Line Featured

A Heaving Line is perfect for weighting the end of a throwing line. It’s also faster to tie and lighter than the Monkey’s Fist. Today Bryan demonstrates the method for tying a Heaving Line and shows how it fits into our almost-complete DIY Knot Board Display.

Heaving Line » Stopper Knots

(Strength: 4/Security: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 2) See below for what these ratings mean.

For either method of tying, the Sheepshank should only be tied with static rope and never dynamic. Keep in mind that many people consider the hastier version tied in the video to be less secure and stable.

Ratings

Strength/Security/Stability/Difficulty

Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:

Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.

Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.

Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.

Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.

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How to Tie the Sheepshank Knot for a DIY Knot Board Display

Sheepshank Knot Featured

The Sheepshank Knot, named for its supposed resemblance to a meaty leg bone, is a great hitch to use to shorten a rope or even bypass a damaged section. Today Bryan demonstrates two methods of tying it, as well as how the knot will fit into our DIY Knot Board Display.

Sheepshank Knot » Hitches

(Strength: 4/Security: 4/Stability: 4/Difficulty: 3) See below for what these ratings mean.

For either method of tying, the Sheepshank should only be tied with static rope and never dynamic. Keep in mind that many people consider the hastier version tied in the video to be less secure and stable.

Ratings

Strength/Security/Stability/Difficulty

Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:

Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.

Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.

Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.

Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.

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