How to Tie The Blood Knot

Instructions for tying the Blood Knot:

  1. Lie the ends of the two lines against each other, overlapping about 6 inches.

  2. Take 5 turns around one line with the end of the other, and bring the end back where it's held between the two lines.

  3. Repeat by taking 5 turns around the other line, bringing the end back between the two lines. These two ends should then project in opposite directions.

  4. Work the knot up into loops, taking care that the two ends do not slip out of position.

  5. Draw the knot up tightly.