KOTM: Figure 8 on the Bight

Knot of the Month - Figure 8 on the bight


  • 8 on a bight.jpgThe figure 8 on a Bight forms a permanent loop in the rope.
  • It is a very strong knot and can be tied anywhere on the rope (not just the end)
  • Drawback: It cannot be tied around anything so you must clip into it with a carabineer or tie another knot/webbing into it.


  • At the end of a rope as an anchor point.
  • Anywhere within the rope for a pig rig.
  • In the middle of a haul line to pull against