Uses: The Figure 8 Knot provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. Its virtue is that, even after it has been jammed tightly against a block, it doesn’t bind; it can be undone easily. This virtue is also, occasionally, a vice. The Figure 8 Knot can fall undone and then has to be retied.
Comparison: The Figure 8 Knot should be compared to other common stopper knots. It is much better than the simple Overhand Knot which is smaller and can bind so tightly that it can be really difficult to undo. However, the Double Overhand Knot, the Stevedore Stopper Knot, and the Ashley Stopper Knot, all make better Stopper knots because they are larger and more stable. For slippery ropes the EStar Stopper Knot is the best.
The Figure 8 “forget me knot” makes for a lovely Bondage/ Shibari Key Chain.
By Corey Moranis – link below.
Why someone would be interested in using this Supreme SS16 Brass Key Chain?
dievca doesn’t get it.
Yes, she knows people wouldn’t understand why she has a fluffy fur ball keychain~
fluffball. Noun. (plural fluffballs)
- A ball of fluff, or a creature that resembles one.
- Soft things like animals that are cute and /or fun to pet.
- Someone who is or acts like they have their head in the sky.
- Someone who purports to have technical experience in their chosen field, but lacks a fundamental understanding of concepts beyond anything that isn’t the buzzword of the month.
The object attached to her keys so she can find them in her dark backpack interior by feel. dievca’s is real fur. Others. which are faux fur, are easily available.
Note: dievca didn’t realize how much she depends on her sense of touch for the keychain until she gave her 4-year-old messy one to the puppy adoption place along with old towels.
Faux fur options (click photo to purchase, more colors available):