The Hunters Bend

The Hunters Bend (or rigger's bend) is a knot used to join two lines. It consists of interlocking overhand knots, and can jam under moderate strain. It is topologically similar to the Zeppelin bend.

The Hunters Bend is one in a family of knots based on interlocking overhand knots. It is used to join two ropes together of roughly the same size.

Dr. Edward Hunter described it in 1978. However, the knot had been described in 1975 by Phil Smith who had used it for more than thirty years. Rightly or wrongly it now goes by Hunters name.

It can be hard to untie after being heavily loaded.

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