Matthew Walker knot

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A stopper knot near the end of a lanyard to prevent it running through an eye. It is made by forming a half hitch with each strand of the rope in the direction of the lay and then tucking the strands over and under until the knot is formed. A finished Matthew Walker knot looks similar to other stopper knots. For illus.

see diamond knot.

see diamond knot.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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