Footrope Knot (FRK)

FF -- Footrope Knot (Paracord)

The footrope knot is a great knot for either making the transition from one part of your project to the next (like between the handle and the falls) or to end off the handle of a flogger…

This looks very similar to the Diamond Knot, but it’s constructed in a slightly different way and has different properties.  Unlike the Diamond Knot which tends to have the strands further apart on the outgoing side, the foot rope knot tends to put the strands closer together on the outgoing side (although this can be controlled so it’s the same on both sides)

The foot rope knot can be done with any number of strands three and up.  I will first show you a four-strand version done with paracord so that the colors make it very clear with happening and then a six-strand version done with ¼” (6mm) cotton rope

Rope Consumption details are provided below

There is a double-stranded variant of this knot which I show in the flogger tutorial.  A standalone tutorial of that version is coming soon

FF -- Footrope Knot (Paracord)
FF -- Footrope Knot
Double Footrope Knot

This Video shows how to make the Single and the Double Footrope Knot

• Single Footrope Knot (0:06)
• Double Footrope Knot (4:35)

I use colored paracord so it is easier to follow what happens with each individual strand

Step One: Create a Crown Knot

Step Two

This video — an excerpt from the Kara’s Rebuke tutorial — shows how to make a Double Footrope Knot on the end of a handle

Knot (Varient)
Abbrv.
Rope Consumed
(inches per strand)
Rope Consumed
(cm per strand)
Linear Distance
/ Height (inches)
Linear Distance
/ Height (cm)
Footrope Knot (4-Strand)
FRK4
2.5
6.5
0.5
1.5
Footrope Knot (6-Strand)
FRK6
3
7.5
0.5
1.5
Double Footrope Knot (4-Strand)
2FRK4
2.5
6.5
0.75
2
Double Footrope Knot (6-Strand)
2FRK6
7.5
19
1.25
3.5
Triple Footrope Knot (4-Strand)
3FRK4
7.5
19
1
2.5
Triple Footrope Knot (6-Strand)
3FRK6
11
27.5
1.4
3.5
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