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Oysterman’s Stopper Knot

Extract from Prepper's Guide to Knots • By Scott Finazzo • Published by Ulysses Press

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Time
5 mins

Prepper's Guide to Knots
Also known as: Ashley’s Stopper Knot
This is a bulkier stopper knot that can be used to prevent the rope from pulling through an object or to prevent an object from sliding off the rope.

KNOT NOTES
Legend has it that around 1910, Clifford Ashley, author of The Ashley Book of Knots, noticed a knot aboard a boat in an oyster fishing fleet. It was lumpy and unrecognizable. What he later determined to be a wet, swollen, and poorly tied Figure Eight Knot had become known as the Oysterman’s Stopper Knot or the Ashley’s Stopper Knot.

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You Will Need

  • How to tie a knot. Oysterman’s Stopper Knot - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place a loop in the rope.

  • How to tie a knot. Oysterman’s Stopper Knot - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put a bight in the standing end of the rope and tuck it in the underside of the loop.

  • How to tie a knot. Oysterman’s Stopper Knot - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull tight, maintaining the bight in the rope.

  • How to tie a knot. Oysterman’s Stopper Knot - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tuck the running end through the bight.

  • How to tie a knot. Oysterman’s Stopper Knot - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull tight.

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