Bowline: The King of Knots Re-examined





The versatile bowline knot.




The bowline (if you want to sound like an old salt, you pronounce it bo-lin) is a strong knot that creates a fixed loop at the end of a rope and is easy to untie, even after bearing a heavy load. It is one of the most basic and useful knots available to an outdoorsman. The bowline is also one of the first knots many people learn with the infamous “the rabbit...