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Water Knot

A Water Knot (also called a Tape Knot, Ring Bend, Grass Knot, or Overhand Follow-Through) is a knot frequently used in climbing for joining two ends of webbing together, for instance when making a sling.

To Tie a Water Knot:

Tie a normal overhand knot, leaving at least a 6 inch tail. Make sure the webbing is flat, not twisted.Water Knot 1
Insert the other end of the webbing where the tail comes out.Water Knot 2
Follow the webbing around the knot.Water Knot 3
Go back through the knot to the other side so you have tails sticking out both sides of the knot.Water Knot 4

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