By Richard Grassick, Beatrix Wupperman, Sabine Bungert, Phil Dixon
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SISAL: For years sisal has been used as in the agricultural and shipping industries. Because it is strong, flexible, and resistant to deterioration but bristly and not very forgiving on your hands, it is popular as shipping twine, baler twine, hay binder twine, and small craft lashing, but not as rope per se. As with other natural fiber ropes, it has been slowly losing favor to synthetic rope. JUTE: Jute is an alternative to hemp, though not as dense or strong. It is used in a lot of landscaping applications because of its biodegradable nature.
3 You should complete a minimum of five turns. 4 Tuck the working end between the two ropes and trap it there while you complete the knot. 5 Begin wrapping rope 2 around both ropes, working back toward its standing end. 6 After wrapping the same number of times (minimum of five) that you did with rope 1, tuck the working end between the ropes in the opposite direction from rope 1. 7 Tighten the knot by pulling the standing ends and cinching down the wraps. TIP Fishermen recommend moistening the lines with saliva or water to make them more supple when tying the Blood Knot.
What length of rope will you need? What diameter? Will this be a life safety application? Will you be working in a vertical or horizontal realm? Do you need strong UV resistance, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, floating capabilities, etc.? You may not know the answer to all of these questions. You may not even know the answer to any of them. There are many situations where any rope will do the job; but when you have a specific need, you should choose the safest and best type of rope to achieve your goal.