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Timothy Sowerby

It’s called an “Admiralty Stopper Knot”. (British Admiralty I’m sure).
Better than figure of 8s any day of the week.

Tim Sowerby

NICK CLAYTON

That’s what I know it as. It was the preferred knot on Clipper Round The World race for the bitter-end of foresail sheets – always leaving a long tail to bend-on another line in the event of a sheet getting jammed.

Ernest E Vogelsinger

I had thought this would be a slight variation of the Stevedore Stopper Knot (ABOK #456), or similar (but shorter in wraps) to the Heaving Line Knot (ABOK #538)
https://www.animatedknots.com/stevedore-stopper-knot
https://www.animatedknots.com/heaving-line-knot