Skip to content


How to Tie a Surgeon’s Knot - Wolf & Iron

How to Tie a Surgeon’s Knot

The Surgeon’s Knot was developed as it is named, by surgeons. They found this knot to be particularly useful in holding together thread that had become slippery from blood and tissue. The extra ‘over and under’ pass holds the thread together while the final knot loop is being tied. I decided to do a quick article on this knot around Thanksgiving because it is a great knot to use on meat with butcher string. The next time you tie up a bird or roast before cooking, give this knot a shot.

Surgeon’s Knot Illustration

An illustrated guide to tying the Surgeon’s Knot.

See an animated version of the surgeon’s knot here.

Older Post
Newer Post
Close (esc)

get 4 free beard oil samples!

Check out all 4 scents and pick a favorite!

shop now

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Added to cart