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Ashley’s Bend

Ashley’s Bend is very strong and secure when used to join similar ropes. It does not slip even when brought under severe shock loads, but can be untied easily when desired.

To Tie Ashley’s Bend:

Take the first cord and make a crossing turn.Ashley's Bend Step 1
Take the second cord and use it to lace another crossing turn through the first cord.Ashley's Bend Step 2
Form the final tuck by bringing both ends through the center together.Ashley's Bend Step 3
Tighten down the cord, forming Ashley’s Bend.Ashley's Bend Step 4