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Old 08 October 2012, 10:00   #1
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Have I invented a new knot???

I was trying to tie a Zepplin bend tonight and couldn't help thinking it was uncessarily difficult to tie. So I tried making a knot that was easier to tie but that would also be easy to untie, even after being heavily loaded...Almost instantly I came up with a knot that I decided to call "The Easy bend", for the latter reasons.
I checked and it also works when tying two ropes of different diameters together as well.
I have compared it to all known bend type knots that I could find online and it seems different to all of them...Can anyone else here confirm if its a new knot, or not...
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Old 08 October 2012, 10:06   #2
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I have no idea, but the obvious answer is "a frayed knot".
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Old 08 October 2012, 10:12   #3
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not heard of that before, so i looked it up

"This video shows how to tie a Zeppelin Bend. This knot has many desirable attributes: It resists jerks......"

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Old 08 October 2012, 10:22   #4
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it looks a bit like an Alpine Butterfly to me - not saying it is the same - but close (and therefore possibly no better). Could you tie it with two different coloured ropes and take pictures from a few angles....
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Gotta bounce it off all 2000 entries in the Ashley Book of Knots to see if it's new or not. If it's not in there, then apply to the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

My guess would be no, but there is a small possibility it is new. The last new one I am aware of is the Hunter's Bend, added in 1979.

As an aside, your knot would be referred to as a "bend", as it used to join 2 separate pieces of cordage.

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Inventing new knots is cool.......keep testing it, use different rope materials and do try to test it to breaking point. That's when you discover that the little loop will actually go over itself and undo the whole work of art. Keep at it, test it, use it. If it already exists then at least you're on the right track. if it doesn't then you've got yourself a knot. Remember..........if you can't tie knots, tie lots.
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Thanks, I have just sent an email to the UK President of the IGKT...If anyone knows, it will be him.
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Knot that I can do it
Knew of a bloke once that as his party piece could tie just about any knot one handed or just using the fingers on one hand .
he reckoned any proper sailer should be able to do it ,," one hand for yourself and one hand for the ship "stuff ,
he said knots , bends and hitches are like jokes there's only about 6 basic ones the rest are just variations of them fancied up ,
For me if in doubt you can't beat the one around turn & 2 half hitches .
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