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• Last updated: June 1, 2021

7 Basic Knots Every Man Should Know

Vintage instructor teaching sailors how to tie knots.

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or scale a high mountain. Heck, knots come in handy when you’re just working around the house. Unfortunately, many men don’t know how to tie a proper knot. When they do have to tie something, they make random loops and passes until they have something that sort of looks like a knot, but isn’t as secure as one. So today we’re going to look at the art of knot tying.

Below we’ve made a series of videos on seven basic knots every man should know. Enjoy.

All the Knots in One Video

The Square Knot

The Bowline

Two Half Hitches

Taut Line

Clove Hitch

Figure Eight Knot

Sheet Bend

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