Bondage Rope Quick Reference Guide

Which Natural Fiber Rope Is Right For Me?

A quick comparison of the different types of natural fiber bondage rope we carry
JuteHemp
Half the load bearing strength of hemp
(200 – 300lb break strength)
Twice the load bearing strength as jute
(400 – 500lb break strength)
Lightweight (about half the weight of hemp)Heavy (nearly twice the weight of jute)
Unrivaled tooth for holding frictions and locksGreat tooth for holding frictions and locks
Rope moves quickly and smoothly when tyingRope can be a little sluggish due to its weight
Becomes softer with use, but always a bit scratchyBecomes very soft and smooth with use
No stretchHas a little stretch
Good service life (typically about a year of weekly use with proper care and storage)Long service life (generally over a year of weekly use with proper care and storage)
Traditional rope of Japanese style rope bondageWashable
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2020 MocoJute Collection

A quick comparison of the different types of jute bondage rope we carry
Product Name Yarn Type Yarns Per Strand Total Yards Diameter (mm) Strand Lay Overall Lay and Feel Maintenance Requirements
The OG Original Double-ply 7 21 5.5 to 6.0 Medium Medium to tight lay, light spring, slight compactibility Minimal; condition as needed and inspect for uneven energy, breaks, or heavy fraying within the rope
Moco Nawa Single-ply 12 36 5.7 to 6.2 Between loose to medium Loose to medium lay, smooth to the touch, high compressibility High; energy needs to be reset after use, oil as needed, longterm storage in very loose coils to prevent pockets of energy
Moco Bight Single-ply 10 30 5.2 to 5.7 Between medium to tight Medium to tight lay, light spring, minor compressibility Medium to high; energy needs to be reset after every few uses use, oil as needed, longterm storage in very loose coils to prevent pockets of energy
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2020 deGiotto Rope Collection

A quick comparison of the different types of hemp bondage rope we carry
Product Name Yarn Type Yarns Per Strand Total Yards Diameter (mm) Strand Lay Overall Lay and Feel Maintenance Requirements
Solid Color Triple-ply 17 51 5.8 to 6.2 Medium Medium, The rope is firm and lively but soft to the touch Minimal; oil as needed and inspect for uneven energy, breaks, or heavy fraying within the rope
Blacklight Reactive Triple-ply 17 51 5.8 to 6.2 Medium Medium, The rope is firm and lively but soft to the touch Minimal; oil as needed and inspect for uneven energy, breaks, or heavy fraying within the rope
Rainbow Triple-ply 17 51 5.8 to 6.2 Medium Medium, The rope is firm and lively but soft to the touch Minimal; oil as needed and inspect for uneven energy, breaks, or heavy fraying within the rope

Rope Conditioning and Treatments

A quick comparison of Twisted Engineering's Rope Treatments
Raw (Untreated)Oil TreatedWax TreatedButter Treated
The natural state of the rope after is has been laid.

No conditioning has been done, no treatment has been applied.
Our Vegan Friendly Standard Rope Treatment

First the rope is friction polished and singed to help soften the yarns and remove the maximum amount of stray fibers from the overall hank.

The rope is then treated with Twisted Engineering’s Rope Oil, which penetrates deep into the rope, adding good moisture to lubricate the fibers and help them bend rather than break.
Our Beegan Friendly Deluxe Rope Treatment

First the rope is friction polished and singed to help soften the yarns and remove the maximum amount of stray fibers from the overall hank.

The rope is then treated with Twisted Engineering’s Rope Oil, which penetrates deep into the rope, adding good moisture to lubricate the fibers and help them bend rather than break.

Finally the rope is treated with a light coat of Twisted Engineering’s Rope Wax and then baked to form a wear resistant barrier which encapsulates the rope, helping to keep the good moisture in and the bad moisture out.
Our Beegan Friendly Optional Rope Treatment

First the rope is friction polished and singed to help soften the yarns and remove the maximum amount of stray fibers from the overall hank.

The rope is then treated with Twisted Engineering’s Rope Butter, a hybrid compound formulated to include a small amount of beeswax in its largely oil base. While not as durable as our deluxe treatment, this blended treatment also adds less weight.
Recommended For:

P.O.S.H. Ropes
Recommended For:

Jute and Hemp Ropes
Recommended For:

Jute Ropes
Recommended For:

Jute Ropes

Rope Finishing

A quick comparison of Twisted Engineering's Rope End Finishing
Finish Description Pros Cons
Overhand Knot
(Twisted Rope)
The overhand knot is the simplest of the single-strand stopper knots, and is tied with one end around its own standing part. • Easier to open in compared to other stopper knots.
(This is beneficial on ropes with a looser lay as they sometimes need to be reworked in order to repair a high strand.)

• Stopper knots provide additional security while joining rope.
• Very thick compared to other styles of stopper knot, making it more difficult to pull beneath wraps or behind a stem.

• Easier to open while tying, in compared to other stopper knots.
Overhand Knot
(Untwisted Rope)
Similar to the standard overhand knot, however it is tied after untwisting the end of the rope slightly to help compress the knot. • Less likely to open then the twisted overhand knot, but still easier to open in compared to other stopper knots.
(This is beneficial on ropes with a looser lay as they sometimes need to be reworked in order to repair a high strand.)

• Stopper knots provide additional security while joining rope.
• Thicker than other styles of stopper knot, which could make it more difficult while pulling beneath wraps or behind a stem.

• Less likely to open then the twisted overhand knot, but still easier to open while tying in compared to other stopper knots.
Thistle Knot A three strand decorative knot that looks somewhat like a turk’s head knot. • Small, compact knot; doesn’t snag as much as an overhand knot.

• Doesn’t come undone despite the amount of pressure put on it, even under very rough conditions.

• Stopper knots provide additional security while joining rope.
• Smaller then other stopper knots, but potentially could still be more difficult to pull rope beneath wraps or behind a stem.

• Can not be undone, so would need to be cut off in the event the rope need to be reworked in order to repair a high strand.
Matthew Walker Knot A three strand decorative knot that is similar to the Thistle Knot, however it appears more rounded as the strands are laid up over one another. • Small, compact knot; doesn’t snag as much as an overhand knot.

• Doesn’t come undone despite the amount of pressure put on it, even under very rough conditions.

• Stopper knots provide additional security while joining rope.
• Smaller then other stopper knots, but potentially could still be more difficult to pull rope beneath wraps or behind a stem.

• Can not be undone, so would need to be cut off in the event the rope need to be reworked in order to repair a high strand.
Palm & Needle Whipping Palm & Needle Whipping is the most secure form of whipping as the turns are contained by the frapping turns, which both grip the rope and prevent the whipping from unwinding if damaged. • Ultra-compact; does not snag when being pulling beneath wraps or behind a stem.

• Doesn’t come undone despite the amount of pressure put on it, even under very rough conditions.
• Care should be taken while joining ropes, as whipping lacks the mechanical security knots provide.