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Cowboy bowline

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Cowboy bowline
Cowboy bowline knot.png
Names Cowboy bowline, Dutch Marine Bowline
Category loop
Related Bowline
ABoK #1034 1/2


The Cowboy Bowline is a type of knot, also known as The Dutch Marine Bowline. The Dutch Navy uses this variant of the bowline, because they consider it superior. They say the working end is not so easily pushed back by accident.

There is a rule of thumb which states that the loose end should be as long as 12 times the circumference for the sake of safety.