Thumb Knot
(Overhand Knot)
Animated Thumb Knot
  • This is the simplist knot of all. It is commonly use to temporarily "stop" the end of a fraying rope. 
  • The overhand knot is commonly tied in a bight formed at the end of a rope, forming the Overhand Loop. 
  • Tip. The Thumbknot jams easily so it is far better to use a Figure of Eight knot to stop the end of a fraying rope.