# 3D Clasp Number

Every knot bounds an immersed disk in S^{3} whose singular set consists only of clasps.
The 3D Clasp Number is the minimum number of clasps in such a disk.

Thanks go to Noboru Ito for his assistance in adding the 3D clasp number to KnotInfo.

## References

[1] Kadokami, T. and Kawamura, K., "An infinite family of prime knots with a certain property for the clasp number,"
J, Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 23 (2014), 1450071.

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