How To Tie A Stopper Knot For A Honda
A "stopper knot" is a type of knot used at the end of a rope to keep the end from unraveling, and/or to keep the end from pulling through something (such as another knot, or a piece of equipment).
A stopper knot is used with a honda knot for both of the reasons mentioned above: To keep the end of the rope from unraveling, and to keep the end of the rope from being pulled through the honda knot.
In the text and photos below we'll show you how to tie one type of stopper knot that works well with a honda.
Below: A stopper knot and a honda knot.
Tie A Stopper Knot For A Honda
Start with the freshly cut end of the rope......
......and untwist the ends for several inches. In the photo below the ends were unraveled about six inches, which is more than enough.
Separate the strands of the rope. We have color-coded the strands to make the following steps easier.
Choose any strand to be your first strand. Take the first strand (red) and lay it underneath the second strand (green).
Now take the second strand (green) and lay it underneath the first (red) and third strands (blue).
To finish, take the third strand (blue underneath the second strand (green) then up through the loop created by the first strand (red).
Gently pull on each strand until the knot even, pull each strand much harder to get the knot as tight as you can.
Important: When pulling the knot tight, grip the rope at the base of the knot tightly. Otherwise, the rope is likely to unravel as you tighten the knot.
Cut each strand off to about 1/4 inch in length, then burn the ends to seal them. We're using a match in the photo, but prefer to use a candle. A candle burns longer and more predictably than a match.
Below: The blue arrow is pointing to the finished stopper knot. As you can see, after we tied the stopper knot we then tied a honda knot in the rope. It is the stopper knot's job to keep the end of the rope from unraveling and from pulling through the honda knot.
We have loosely closed the jaws of a vise around the rope just tight enough that the honda knot stays on top, and are pulling down on the rope to tighten the knot. When we're done, we'll add a burner to the honda.
You might also like...
- Attach A Leather Rope Strap
- Bridle A Horse
- Buy Cowboy Stuff On eBay
- Care For A Silk Wild Rag
- Care For Your Felt Cowboy Hat
- Care For Your Saddle Pad Or Blanket
- Close A Gate With A Chain Latch
- Estimate Cattle Age By Their Teeth
- Estimate A Horse's Weight
- Estimate Western Cinch Size
- Fishtail Braid Your Horse's Tail
- Flatten Cow Horn
- Hydro Dip A Cow Skull
- Make A Collapsible Wood Saddle Rack
- Make A Flag Boot Out Of A Horn
- Make Homemade Hoof Conditioner
- Make Homemade Horse Fly Spray
- Measure A Horse's Girth
- Measure A Horse's Height
- Measure A Western Saddle Seat
- Put A Horn Knot On Your Rope
- Put A Speed Burner On A Honda
- Recognize Common Horse Colors
- Recognize Common Horse Face Markings
- Saddle A Horse
- Stop A Saddle From Squeaking
- Take Horse Pictures
- Tell A Boy Cow From A Girl Cow
- Tie A Honda
- Tie A Horse
- Tie A Quick Release Knot
- Tie A Stopper Knot
Tie a stopper knot for the end of a rope,
or a metal, rawhide, or plastic honda
- Tie A Stopper Knot For A Honda
Tie a stopper knot for a tied honda
- Tie A Wild Rag Knot
- Trim A Bridle Path
- Turn Blevins Buckles Over
- Turn Western Stirrups
- Understand Leather / Hide Thickness
- Weigh A Horse and Optimize Rider Weight
- Whiten Bone
- Wrap A Saddle Horn With Rubber
What Is / Are...
- What Are 5 Reasons Horse Trailer Lighting Matters?
- What Are Chestnuts and Ergots?
- What Are Cowboy Chinks?
- What Are Horns?
- What Are Horse Blood Marks?
- What Are Horse Vaccines and How Do They Work?
- What Are Horse Whiskers?
- What Are Leads?
- What Are The Parts Of A Western Saddle?
- What Are Saddle Rigging Positions?
- What Are Some Interesting Horse Facts?
- What Are Some Interesting Charts and Graphs With Horse Information?
- What Are Some Options For Temporary Horse Fencing?
- What Are Slobber Straps?
- What Are Synthetic Saddles Made Of?
- What Are Wolf Teeth?
- What Is The Angle System For Branding?
- What Is A Bosal?
- What Is A Bull Riding Vest Made Of?
- What Is A Domain Name?
Why would I need one for my farm or ranch even if I don't have or want a website?
- What Is A Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch?
- What Is Flag and National Anthem Etiquette At A Rodeo?
- What Is Floating A Horse's Teeth?
- What Is Freeze Branding?
- What Is Freeze Branding......What Do Horse Freeze Brands Look Like?
- What Is A Galvayne's Groove?
- What Is A Gooseneck Trailer Hitch?
- What Is A Headstall?
- What Is A Pony Express Mochila?
- What Is Hermann Oak Leather?
- What Is Larvicidal De-Worming?
- What Is The Mark Out Rule?
- What Is A Nord Fork?
- What Is The Rodeo Return Gate?
- What Is Rotational Grazing?
- Horse Tips
Short tips to help horse owners and anyone who lives or loves a Western lifestyle do something faster, easier, or better.
Link To This Page
If you found this page useful or interesting and would like to link to it from your own website or blog, you can use the small code snippet below to make a link. Thanks!
Use ctrl+C in Windows or command+C on a Mac to copy the link.
Below: Like and share this page on Facebook!