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. ABoK #1425A

Step 1: Place the running end under the standing part to form a loop.

Step 2: Thread the 2nd running end under the 1st standing part and through the loop; then cross over the 2nd standing part.

Step 3: Thread both running ends through the central loop in the opposite directions.

Step 4: Tighten the knot.

Step 5: The Hunter’s Bend is complete.

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