If you have not studied the bowline, go back to that first and master
the simple bowline. Then come back to learn the portuguese bowline.
There is some discrepancy about the name of what I have illustrated below.
Authorities are not in agreement. I learned it as a scout as
a Portuguese Bowline.
Morrow (page 82) calls it the French Bowline. Ashley (1072) calls it a Portuguese
||The Portuguese Bowline is just like the bowline, except you will first
make several lower loops through the hole and around the limb.
||The final time the rabbit comes up through the hole, then goes around
the tree and goes back into the hole.
||See how it makes a nice rope cuff. You should make sure you have left
plenty of room and not tighten it down on the wrist against the sensitive
nerve endings that run through the inside of the wrist close to the surface
of the skin.
||You can use the portuguese bowline ideally with a single limb restraint
as shown. See how the knot slides up into the palm of her hand, giving her
something to grab hold of. Notice how there is no rope pressing against the
inside of the wrist.
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