Wooden Shoes
Knots & Climbing

French bowline

Also known as

Portuguese Bowline

What is the French Bowline?

The French Bowline knot is a variant of the regular Bowline.

The French Bowline, what is it used for?

You can use the French Bowline to create two adjustable loops in the end of a line. The French Bowline can also be used to make a Bosun's Chair.


It is best to adjust the loops before tightening the knot.