Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.
|Typical use||Shortening a rope|
- Required for
Make an underhand loop and slide it over the blight. Do the same to the other end and pull tight. The sheepshank is a temporary knot but can be made more permanent by adding a second half hitch to each end.
- Lesson Videos
- Grog's Animated Knots: Sheepshank - Wonder How To Video: Sheep Shank Knot - Wonder How To Video: Boy Scout Sheep Shank Knot - Video: Sheep Shank Knots
The Sheep Shank (or sheepshank) is used to shorten a rope that is fastened at both ends.
- The Sheep shank is one of the Forty knots.
- See also