A highly secure knot for joining two lines that consists of two overhand knots. It grips itself very tight and easily jams even under a slight strain. The knot got its name after Dr. Edward Hunter, who was thought to be its inventor. Actually, the knot had been described 30 years before.
Place the running end under the standing part to form a loop.
Thread the 2nd running end under the 1st standing part and through the loop; then cross over the 2nd standing part.
Thread both running ends through the central loop in the opposite directions.
Tighten the knot.
The Hunter’s Bend is complete.