In the last four articles of this series, “Five Knots Of The Navy SEALs” we have covered the following knots: the square knot (reef knot), the bowline knot, the clove hitch, and the right-angle knot. In the final entry in this series we will be covering how to tie what is known as the becket bend knot.
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.
The square knot is by and far the easiest knot that Navy SEALs learn how to tie. This is due to the fact that all Navy SEAL candidates will already have the basis of how to tie this knot embedded in their brains. This is because a square knot is much like the knot you make when you learned how to tie your shoes. If you can successfully tie a square knot, then you will be more apt to be able to learn how to tie all other knots.
There are many skills that all Navy SEAL candidates must master during their training. One such skill is that of knot tying. All Navy SEALs are required to learn 5 specific knots. During their training they are taught how to tie each of these knots, however, it is recommended that anyone who is considering becoming a Navy SEAL, to begin learning these five knots in advance. The more skilled that you are at effectively tying these knots the more apt you are to excel at this part of your training.