or Simple, Blood Knot
While this knot has been known as
the quick blood knot or simple blood knot, it is not a blood knot because the tag ends
come out the ends of the knot instead of in the center as they do in a true blood knot. It
is, however, easy to tie, and very effective. The only drawback over the true blood knot
is the bulk of the knot.
Wrap the tag end of one line
seven or eight turns around the tag end of the second line (see Fig. 1) to start the knot.
Next the tag end
of the second line is wrapped around the tag end of the first line seven or eight times
(see Fig. 2).
To tighten the
knot, grasp the tag ends and slowly draw the knot up until the tag ends stand out at right
angles to the knot. Do not draw the knot so tight that the length of the knot is less than
about 5/16 inch long (see Fig. 3).
Next wet the knot
and grasping the two standing lines pull quickly and firmly to tighten the knot (see Fig.