From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
|Origin||Described by Ashley in 1944|
|Typical use||robust attachment to a foundation|
It can be finished with a slip, that is, a bight tucked under rather than the whole line pulled through in the last step. This will make it easier to untie.
- Geoffrey Budworth, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (Anness Publishing Ltd., 1999,2007), 96.