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Animated Knots by Grog


Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.

Grog's Index of Stopper Knots

Stopper Knots Index Stopper Knots Usage

Ashley Stopper Knot Double Overhand EStar Stopper Knot Figure 8 Knot Double Matthew Walker Overhand Knot Stevedore Stopper Underwriter's Knot

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Instructions: Move the mouse over each knot. Look at the description to find out what it can be used for. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the selected knot starts to tie itself.

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Stopper knots

Stopper knots

Welcome to Stopper Knots

This page shows a selection of the knots commonly used as Stopper Knots at the end of a piece of rope.

They range from the simplest Overhand Knot to the larger and more elaboarate Ashley Stopper Knot. How they can be grouped is shown on the Stopper Knots Usage page.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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