Knot Wednesday: Eskimo Bowline

The Arctic explorer Sir John Ross brought an Inuit sled back to England.  On that sled the rawhide lashing were tied in knot similar to the bowline illustrating that this variant knot’s history does indeed tied to the Inuits.  The eskimo bowline is actually much more secure than a typical bowline, especially in the synthetic lines we use in marine science, so it is a knot worth commanding. Picture of the knot is here and instructions are here.