Making a fixed loop in the end of a line. The bowline is sometimes referred to as King of the knots because of its importance. Along with the sheet bend and the clove hitch, the bowline is often considered one of the most essential knots.
How to make Bowline Knot
Simple knot used to form a fixed “eye” at the end of a rope.
The bowline is commonly used in sailing small craft, for example, to fasten a halyard to the head of a sail or to tie a jib sheet to a clew of a jib.
The bowline is well known as a rescue knot for such purposes as rescuing people who might have fallen down a hole, or off a cliff onto a ledge.