Talk:List of knots

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what is the english name equivalent to this french term? [ [1]]. I don't see it anywhere in this list.

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It would be good if this list showed the purpose of each knot. It's quite a task I know. Julianp 04:56, 12 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Knot templates?

Reef knot
NamesReef knot, Square knot
Origin Ancient
Typical useSailing

Talk:Knot for the discussion...?

Page organization

Many of the listings here are duplicate names for the same knot. Shouldn't we mark this somehow? For instance:

Some time later:

-- Smack ( talk) 00:10, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Agreed - it would be very useful to cross-reference here (I'd imagine that each article does the same) as it can save time when checking what's what. One a day? Regards, -- Technopat ( talk) 16:58, 1 August 2008 (UTC)


What is the reasoning of having this page? Doesn't Category:Knots produce this list? Dddstone 13:01, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

It looks like there's not much reasoning at all. See Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and series boxes. -- Smack ( talk) 06:25, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

At the current time the Category:Knots does not directly produce this list, there they are subdivided into 19 sub-categories by their function(not of name). It is slightly useful to be able to look at all given knots by their name in one place (not all the spellings of names in search will redirect to proper page) and not have to know ahead of time what classification is of the knot your looking for happens. Plus a few pages have or have had links to the page. This page is probably a little redundant due to search. ( WikipedianYknOK 09:28, 15 March 2007 (UTC))


What is a "hackamore" knot? The link concerns a piece of horse tack. -- Una Smith ( talk) 22:09, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

While not sure what the knot is, a "hackamore" is like a bridle, except that there is no bit placed into the horse's mouth. Instead, the device uses leverage in order to place pressure upon a the animal's head, near its nasal passages, for the purpose of restricting the animal's air supply. EnglishHornDude ( talk) 23:30, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Josephine knot

I seem to recall, from my days of macrame, a knot called the "Josephine," but can find no reference to it. If anyone can find information and documentation on such a knot and post it, this would be helpful. EnglishHornDude EnglishHornDude ( talk) 23:35, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

"Josephine knot" is an alternate name for the Carrick bend. There are so many alternate names for the Carrick bend, not all of them have redirects or links in this list. -- Dfred ( talk) 16:15, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Knots around the globe

Somewhat off topic, but here goes nothing... I'm currently writing/editing some articles regarding knots in several language versions of Wikipedia, but sometimes find it hard to tie my writings together, inter-wiki wise... Most printed dictionaries only include rather a few names of knots, and only give a translation in two languages. I've had no luck finding the information on the Internet, either. If any of you fellow Wikipedians can share a link to an online-dictionary specialized in knots and ropewalks and such, it would be of great help! I know it's a slightly weird request, but there's dictionaries for most any field of work on the 'Net, so why not knots... :) For obvious reasons I'm mainly interested in translations between languages I speak myself, i.e. English, Swedish, German and Danish. Thanks! – Tommy Kronkvist ( talk), 22:23, 7 September 2009 (UTC).

Fishing knots

I was contemplating a 'List of fishing knots', but discovered, Category:Fishing knots (article).

  Someone may want to put that under 'List of ......" area.

Signed ( talk) 23:19, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

there is a category of "wet knots" that should perhaps be added. Not a subject I know anything about, but seems to be common among fishermen. ( talk) 16:35, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


I suggest that each knot's picture be included in this page. I personally implemented the grid style on List_of_hitch_knots, and think the page is better because of it. However, List_of_knots is much more crowded, which may create an unreadable document. Any feedback would be appreciated. WikiTryHardDieHard ( talk) 20:19, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Additional butterfly knot

Tension tightening device, used by the military in constructing "hasty" rope bridges, will not tighten upon itself.

Wrap 4 coils around one hand, maintain and remove coils. Pass what was the outer two coils through the inner two. Then pass what is now the outer two back through the inner two. Maintaining grasp on those two coils tighten with standing ends, adjusting as necessary.

That rope may be anchored and another passed through the remaining two loose coils and pulled upon by 10 grunts to tension, and still be easily removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ( talk) 17:58, 9 January 2015 (UTC)