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sheetbend knot
Example of a sheetbend knot
used to join two sizes of rope

Sheet Bend
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.
        

        

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Sheet Bend Windows Media QuickTime Podcast
Sheet Bend (big and small rope) Windows Media QuickTime Podcast
Sheet Bend with slip Windows Media QuickTime Podcast
Double Sheet Bend Windows Media QuickTime Podcast
Double Sheet Bend
(big and small rope)
Windows Media QuickTime Podcast
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