The Strait Bend offers ultimate security, perfect right-angle lead of ends, and ease of untying not to mention superior strength.
To Tie a Strait Bend:
|Make a clockwise loop, end behind the standing part. Hold in your let hand. Drop the other end into this loop.|
|Make a counterclockwise loop with the 2nd end, also end behind the standing part. The 2 interlinked loops form an elliptical eye between them.|
|Pass both ends into this eye, away from you.|
|Draw up by holding the knot with 1 hand and pulling in succession on each end and each standing part.|