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Welcome to the Site relied on by Scouts, Fishermen, Climbers, Boaters, Surgeons, Search and Rescuers and many others. Frequent requests and suggestions from our followers resulted in today's 23 categories, 196 full animations and many more additional knots on other pages.


Website Update (Version 9): In December 2018 two new sections were added – Horse/Farm and Quick Release. The added knots included Farmer's Loop, Halter Hitch, Handa/Lariat, Manger Hitch, Miller's Knot, Ring Hitch and Two Half Hitches.


Apps: All of our Apps are updated to Version 8 and now include the Adjustable Grip Hitch, Otto's Button Sling, Bottle Hitch, Double Dragon Loop, Double Turle, a Secure Shoelace Bow using Surgeon's Knots, and the Whoopie Sling. Updates are free provided you use the same account or have the original instructions. Visit our Shop for details about our Apps for iPhones, iPods, iPads, Android phones, and Windows and Mac computers.


Safety: For useful information about precautions and knots visit our Safety Page and our page describing Essential Knots for different situations such as Climbing, Boating, Scouting, Fishing, Search and Rescue, and Knots used in Surgery


Resources: Read about Choosing Rope and about the properties of Rope and Rope Fibers. We use The Ashley Book of Knots as our authority whenever possible. However, Bushby's eight manuscripts, are now available on line.


About Animated Knots: Please visit our About page, our F.A.Q. page, the Grog Story with details about Admiral Vernon ("Old Grog"), our collection of Press Reviews, and some Testimonials both as a selection and as a complete list.


Acknowledgements: We are deeply indebted to our contributors and advisors who have been responsible for many wonderful improvements. As always, suggestions and comments are welcomed.


Napkins Website: Enjoy our Animated Napkins Website the perfect source for a Rich Variety of Napkin Folds for every occasion.

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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