Double Sheet Bend
The double sheet bend, also known as the double becket bend is a more secure variation of the sheet bend. It is mainly used to join effectively two ropes that have a marked difference in their diameters or rigidity.
How to Tie a Double Becket Bend
Advantage over the Sheet Bend Knot
The addition of an extra turn round the bight prevents slipping in the case of extra-smooth ropes. For maximum strength, the free ends should land up on the same side of the double sheet bend knot.
How to Tie a Double Sheet Bend Step by Step
- Pass the thin rope through the thick rope bight
- Wrap it around the bight and tuck it under itself
- Repeat the previous step to double the knot
- Hold thick end and pull thin rope ends to tighten