Time to uncover another practical/survival knot, this time the sheet bend. Actually, it is not a knot, but a bend (as the name implies). Still, it is an important bend to know. Used by sailors for ages, the bend was and is used to join cords together. As such it rivals the double fisherman’s knot ...
Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie the Sheet Bend and a Double Sheet Bend knot. This knot is often considered one of the most essential knots. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this boating tutorial video and learn how to tie a Sheet Bend knot. The Sheet Bend is a bend knot used for joining two cords, lines, or ropes together. When this particular knot is doubled it can be used to tie ropes of unequal diameter together. Using a single sheet bend knot to tie ropes of unequal diameter together is unsecure, and most likely will not hold.
The knot should be tied with both ends coming off the same side of the bend, as illustrated here. However it can easily be accidentally tied with the ends coming off opposite sides of the bend, when it is known as the Left Handed Sheet Bend. The Left Handed Sheet Bend is to be avoided as it is less secure. Tip.
Then you have the patrols line up for a type of relay-race. When the first group of boys reaches the front, the SPL calls out the name of a knot that the boys must tie. Knots are inspected by the SPL, and when correctly tied, the boy runs back to his patrol and the next one comes up to tie another knot. The Sheet Bend is an easy way to join two ropes. It can be tied using four different methods. The normal Sheet Bend, which works best to join ropes of two different diameters, the Double Sheet Bend which is a good option for joining ropes of the same diameter, the Tucked Sheet Bend for a neater finish. and the Slipped Sheet Bend for a quick release option. Animated Knots is the world's leading site for learning how to tie knots of any kind. From Boating Knots, Fishing Knots and Climbing Knots to how to tie a Tie, or even Surgical Knots — we’ve got it covered.