A variation of the Round turn with two half hitches, the Anchor bend is also a secure slip knot.
When fastened to an anchor shank ring, the knot binds tightly and won’t rotate on the ring under load.
A. Start with a conventional round turn around the anchor ring.
B. & C. Pass the bitter end over the working part and between the round turn and the ring. Pull it tight with the bitter end, and finish the knot with two half hitches.
For added security, seize the bitter end to the working part, leaving some slack so the knot can slide along the working part and bind effectively on the anchor ring.
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Original materials used with thanks to Irene Rodriguez and John Bennett