Water Knot - Tape Knot

The Water Knot - Tape Knot. This knot is used to join two ropes or two tape ends together. When used with tape, the knot is called a tape knot. This knot is the most popular way to join tape to make sling, runner or quickdraw from tape.

The water knot can be used to join two ropes. The illustrations below show both tape and rope.

Sequence to Tie a Water Knot and Tape Knot

Water Knot - 1

Step 1.

Start the water knot by making an overhand knot. This is the same start for both tape and rope. When using as a tape knot, bend the tape the same direction as shown.
Water Knot - 2

Step 2.

With the second rope or tape, follow the first backwards through the knot.
Water Knot - 3

Step 3.

The water knot and tape knot is really an overhand knot using two lines together. Pull the rope or tape tight, working it so the knot comes tight evenly around the tape or rope.
Water Knot - 4

Step 4.

Finished tape knot and water knot.
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