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- | {{quote-source|The square knot is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages | + | | names= Reef knot |
- | + | | image= Square_knot.gif | |
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- | + | | type=Binding | |
- | + | | group= Basic | |
- | + | | related=[[Thief knot]], [[Granny knot]], [[Grief knot]], [[Surgeon's knot]] | |
- | + | | releasing=Jamming | |
+ | | strength= | ||
+ | | caveat=Not secure as a bend. Spills easily if one of the free ends is pulled outward. Does not hold well if the two lines are not the same thickness. | ||
+ | | uses=Joining two ends of a single line to bind around an object. | ||
+ | | animated_image = Square-Knot.gif | ||
+ | |introduction = {{quote-source|The [[square knot]] is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.'''|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 8}} | ||
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+ | {{quote-source|There have probably been more lives lost as a result of using a square knot as a bend (to tie two ropes together) than from the failure of any other half dozen knots combined." The [[Sheet Bend]] is as easy to tie and untie.|{{ABOK|# 1402, p 258}}}} | ||
+ | |required_for = | ||
* [[Wolf Electives]] 17a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a '''square knot'''. | * [[Wolf Electives]] 17a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a '''square knot'''. | ||
* [[Bear]] 22b. Tie a '''square knot''', bowline, sheet bend, two half-hitches, and slip knot. Tell how each knot is used. | * [[Bear]] 22b. Tie a '''square knot''', bowline, sheet bend, two half-hitches, and slip knot. Tell how each knot is used. | ||
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* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square knot|Square (Reef) knot]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]] | * [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square knot|Square (Reef) knot]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]] | ||
* [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5. [[Square knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Sheet bend]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat hitch]] | * [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5. [[Square knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Sheet bend]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat hitch]] | ||
- | + | |instructions = | |
- | + | #Hold one rope end in each hand. | |
- | Right over left, left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight. | + | #Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand and pull it snug. |
- | + | #Pass the rope now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right, and pull it snug. | |
- | The Square knot is one of the [[Forty Knots]]. | + | |lesson_videos = |
- | + | *[http://www.animatedknots.com/reefscouting/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Reef (Square)] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123497_about-the-square-knot.htm Video: About the Square Knot] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123498_tying-square-knots.htm Video: Square Knots] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123499_different-ways-tie-square-knots.htm Video: Different Ways to Tie Square Knots] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131242_tying-square-knots-2.htm Video: Square Knots] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-tie-square-knot/ Wonder How To Video: Square Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-square-knots-with-animated-knot-tying-help-266051/ Wonder How To Video: Square Knots] | |
- | {{Knot footer}} | + | |notes = |
+ | *Remember: "Right over left, left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight." | ||
+ | *The Square knot comes untied easily and is not as strong as a [[Knot#Sheet bend|Sheet bend]]. | ||
+ | *The Overhand knot is one of the [[Forty Knots]]. | ||
+ | }} | ||
+ | {{clear}} | ||
+ | <noinclude>{{Knot footer}}</noinclude> |
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This article is about the Square knot used to secure a rope or line around an object. Adult leader awards are also called "Square knots." |
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.
Square knot | |
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Names | Square knot, Reef knot |
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Typical use | Joining two ends of a single line to bind around an object. |
Caveat | Not secure as a bend. Spills easily if one of the free ends is pulled outward. Does not hold well if the two lines are not the same thickness. |
Releasing | Jamming |
Category | Binding knots |
Group | Basic knots |
Related | Thief knot, Granny knot, Grief knot, Surgeon's knot |
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— Boy Scout Handbook p. 8 |
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— See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1402, p 258. |
- Required for
- Wolf Electives 17a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
- Bear 22b. Tie a square knot, bowline, sheet bend, two half-hitches, and slip knot. Tell how each knot is used.
- Webelos Outdoorsman #11. ...Show how to tie a square knot and explain how it is used.
- Webelos Arrow of Light #2 Tie the joining knot (square knot).
- Scout #6: Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
- Small-Boat Sailing #7a: Square (Reef) knot - Clove hitch - Two half-hitches - Bowline - Cleat hitch - Figure Eight
- Sea Scout Apprentice #5. Square knot - Bowline - Clove hitch - Sheet bend - Two half-hitches - Figure Eight - Cleat hitch
- Instructions
- Hold one rope end in each hand.
- Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand and pull it snug.
- Pass the rope now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right, and pull it snug.
- Lesson Videos
- Grog's Animated Knots: Reef (Square) - Video: About the Square Knot - Video: Square Knots - Video: Different Ways to Tie Square Knots - Video: Square Knots - Wonder How To Video: Square Knot - Wonder How To Video: Square Knots
- Notes
- Remember: "Right over left, left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight."
- The Square knot comes untied easily and is not as strong as a Sheet bend.
- The Overhand knot is one of the Forty Knots.
- See also