In past articles in this series we covered how to tie a square knot, a bowline knot, and a clove hitch knot. The fourth knot to be covered in the “Five Knots Of The Navy SEALs” series is the “right angle knot”. This knot is very basic and if you know how to tie the clove hitch then you already know how to tie the right-angle knot.
A right angle knot is the exact same thing as a clove hitch knot, only with a right angle knot you pass the running end of the rope you are working with around the object you are hitching it to twice before crossing over the standing part. This provides more security with the knot.
The right angle knot is much more effective than the clove hitch alone. It provides extra security and is harder to undo than the clove hitch. But both knots have their place when it comes to underwater uses by the United States Navy SEALs. When making this knot you simply need to follow the steps outlined in the fourth article of this series and then simply wrap the working end of the rope around the object you are hitching it two twice. This provide the extra security detailed above.
ITStactical is a website that has created a “How To Video” on how to tie the right angle knot. You can watch the video here for more details.
With each of these knots that we have covered you should consider practicing each of them underwater in order to ensure that you can effectively tie them.
In the final article in this series we will be covering how to effectively tie a becket bend knot.