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March 22, 2018Loops

Use the Improvised Restraint Knot to Quickly Subdue Foes – Knot of the Week HD

Use the Improvised Restraint Knot to Quickly Subdue Foes – Knot of the Week HD

Keep a method of restraint on hand by tying the Improvised Restraint Knot! This knot can be pre-tied and then locked once applied, using a Figure Eight Knot. This week, Bryan shows you how you can quickly subdue your foes with this quick and effective knot!

Improvised Restraint Knot » Loops

(Strength: 5/Security: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 3) See below for what these ratings mean.



Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:

Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of  a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.

Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.

Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.

Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.


  • Tristan Kyle Betts

    Interesting variation on what we used to call Prusik cuffs. If you insert the bitter ends through the prusik from either end, then dress the knot, you end up with two separate loops with the prusik in the middle. In this way each wrist is in it’s own loop. Pull the ends to tighten the loops, and secure them with the knot of your choice.

  • Russ Franey

    Looks to me like just separating the strands and tieing them back around 1 wrist would work best as a stopper knot.

  • Steven Goodwin

    Also called a flogging knot, a club favorite. Haha having a compliant “victim” makes it easier. How about a one handed slip knot as a knot of the week? It doesn’t make a good long term restraint (dangerously tight) but its good to have in the toolbox for less than willing detainees.

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