Example of a sheetbend knot
used to join two sizes of rope
The Sheet Bend is just that, a bend. Two ropes or
cords can be tied together. This knot is unique, though, because the
ropes or cords do not need to be of similar diameter. A large rope
can be joined to a smaller one, though the difference cannot be
extreme and the breaking strength decreases as the size difference
increases. This knot is easy to tie slipped, for easy untying. This
knot retains 55% of the rope’s strength.
This knot can be used as a bend to tie two cords together or tie two
ends of the same cord together. Example: Wrap a cord around a
sleeping bag and tie ends together. The slipped form is very handy
here for easy untying. A loop tied in one end, such as a small bowline
loop, is also handy. Cut the cord to a handy length for easy re-use.