Cossack knot
NamesCossack knot, Sitka loop
Relatedbowline, sheet bend, double bowline, water bowline, spanish bowline, triple bowline, bowline on a bight, running bowline, poldo tackle, cowboy bowline

The Cossack knot (Russian: Казачий узел) is a loop that places a loop in the end of the rope. It is quite common in Russia and is often used instead of the bowline.

The knot is not mentioned in The Ashley Book of Knots but in its Russian equivalent, the book "Морские узлы" by Lev Skryagin (1930–2000). With slippage the knot is known as Kalmyk loop.

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