This Figure Eight Knot (Flemish Knot, Savoy Knot) is larger, stronger and more easy to untie than the overhand knot.   It does not harm your rope as much as the overhand knot does. Sailors use this knot in most cases, not for bend support, where the smaller overhand is used, or in rope, but for a permanent small stopper.
To tie a Figure Eight Knot:
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- Interlock the overhand loops.
- The running part then goes through the eye of one loop and the standing part goes through the eye of the other loop.
- Pull the running part and standing part tight.
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