69 Knot

69 knot

The 69 knot is more commonly known as the Zeppelin Bend due to the mistaken belief that it was once used to moor airships. It is secure, easily tied, and easily untied. It is tied starting with the end of one rope in the shape of a 6, the other in the shape of a 9. Considered by many knot enthusiasts to be the best general purpose bend, it is somewhat mind boggling that the 69 knot is not widely known.