Copyright © 1997, Peter Suber.

Knot So Fast
A proposal for regulating the world knot tying speed record

"Knot tying. The fastest recorded time for tying the six Boy Scout Handbook knots (square knot, sheet bend, sheepshank, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches, and bowline) on individual ropes is 8.1 seconds, by Clinton R. Bailey, Sr., of Pacific City, OR on April 13, 1977."

The Guiness Book of World Records, Guiness Publishing Ltd., 1996, p. 459.

New to knotting? You might want to see which six knots we're talking about here.

Thoughts on this world record and the possibility of breaking it

[Blue Ribbon] Peter Suber, Department of Philosophy, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 47374, U.S.A. Copyright © 1998, Peter Suber.