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Flat Overhand – European Death Knot

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The flat overhand knot, AKA the European Death Knot (or EDK for short), is a very popular way of connecting two ropes for long rappels. It has been the subject of much misinformation leading many to have misgivings about its use.

In this video Rich demonstrates the correct way to tie and use the EDK and a few variations.

European Death Knot