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<center><big>[[Special knots|Special Animated Knot]] pages include: [[Sailing Knots]], [[Fishing Knots]], [[Forty Knots]], [[Advanced knots]],<br> and the essential animated [[Knot]]s for [[Wolf]], [[Bear]], [[Webelos]], [[Tenderfoot]], [[Second Class]], and [[First Class]]. </big></center><br>
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<center><big>[[Special knots|Special Animated Knot]] pages include: [[Sailing knots|Sailing Knots]], [[Fishing knots|Fishing Knots]], [[Forty knots|Forty Knots]], [[Advanced knots]],<br> and the essential animated [[Knot]]s for [[Wolf]], [[Bear]], [[Webelos]], [[Tenderfoot]], [[Second Class]], and [[First Class]]. </big></center><br>
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==Sheep Shank==
==Sheep Shank==
[[Image:Sheep_Shank.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank]]
[[Image:Sheep_Shank.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank]]
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The Sheep Shank (or sheepshank) is used to shorten a rope that is fastened at both ends.
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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.
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The Sheep Shank is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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==Bowline on a Bight==
==Bowline on a Bight==
[[Image:Bowline_on_a_Bight.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight]]
[[Image:Bowline_on_a_Bight.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight]]
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The bowline on a bight is a rescue knot with two loops to support a person.
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Start the bowline on a bight by tying a [[bowline]] using a loop (bight) instead of a single rope. Make the overhand loop as normal and bring the bight through and around the entire knot and tighten securely before putting weight on it.
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The Bowline on a Bight is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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==Carrick Bend==
==Carrick Bend==
[[Image:Carrick_Bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend]]
[[Image:Carrick_Bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend]]
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Note: The Carrick Bend is also known as the Double Carrick Bend.
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The Carrick bend is a knot used for joining two lines. It is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to easily be formed into other common bends. It will not jam even after carrying a significant load or being soaked with water. The Carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes.
The Carrick bend is a knot used for joining two lines. It is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to easily be formed into other common bends. It will not jam even after carrying a significant load or being soaked with water. The Carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes.
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The Carrick Bend is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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==Cow Hitch==
==Cow Hitch==
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[[Image:Cow_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch (Larks Head)]]
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[[Image:Cow_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch]]
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[[Image:Girth_Hitch.gif|frame|right|Another way to tie a Cow Hitch]]
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The Cow Hitch is also known as the Lark's Head or Girth Hitch. The Cow Hitch is one of the least secure of the hitches.
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The Cow Hitch hitches a rope to a metal ring, pole, or another rope. It is also used in [[Horsemanship]] for typing a leather strap to a ring or hitching post. In [[Small-Boat Sailing]], the Cow Hitch is used to secure a lanyard to a shroud or jib sheet to a clew, etc.
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The Cow Hitch is like [[Knot#Two_half-hitches|Two half-hitches]] with the second hitch reversed.
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Pass the end of the rope around a ring, post, pole, tree, etc. Bring the end over and under the body of the rope (known as the standing part),then back through the loop thus formed. That makes a half hitch. Take the end around the standing part a second time and tie another half hitch but with the two half hitches facing each other. Pull it snug.
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The Cow Hitch (Lark's Head) is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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==Double Sheet Bend==
==Double Sheet Bend==
[[Image:Double_Sheet_bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend]]
[[Image:Double_Sheet_bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend]]
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==Double Bowline==
==Double Bowline==
[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline]]
[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline]]
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==Figure Eight Loop==
==Figure Eight Loop==
[[Image:Figure_Eight_Loop.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop]]
[[Image:Figure_Eight_Loop.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop]]
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Revision as of 12:45, January 15, 2009

Special Animated Knot pages include: Sailing Knots, Fishing Knots, Forty Knots, Advanced knots,
and the essential animated Knots for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.


Here is a collection of Special Knots for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Sheep Shank Bowline on a Bight Braiding Cow Hitch
Double Sheet Bend Double Bowline Clove hitch Figure Eight Loop

Sheep Shank

Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank
Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank

The Sheep Shank (or sheepshank) is used to shorten a rope that is fastened at both ends.

Instructions

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.

The Sheep Shank is one of the Forty knots.

Bowline on a Bight

Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight
Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight

The bowline on a bight is a rescue knot with two loops to support a person.

Instructions

Start the bowline on a bight by tying a bowline using a loop (bight) instead of a single rope. Make the overhand loop as normal and bring the bight through and around the entire knot and tighten securely before putting weight on it.

The Bowline on a Bight is one of the Forty knots.

Braiding

Animation of how to Braid
Animation of how to Braid

Carrick Bend

Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend
Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend

Note: The Carrick Bend is also known as the Double Carrick Bend.

The Carrick bend is a knot used for joining two lines. It is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to easily be formed into other common bends. It will not jam even after carrying a significant load or being soaked with water. The Carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes.

The Carrick Bend is one of the Forty knots.

Cow Hitch

Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch
Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch
Another way to tie a Cow Hitch
Another way to tie a Cow Hitch

The Cow Hitch is also known as the Lark's Head or Girth Hitch. The Cow Hitch is one of the least secure of the hitches.

The Cow Hitch hitches a rope to a metal ring, pole, or another rope. It is also used in Horsemanship for typing a leather strap to a ring or hitching post. In Small-Boat Sailing, the Cow Hitch is used to secure a lanyard to a shroud or jib sheet to a clew, etc.

Instructions

The Cow Hitch is like Two half-hitches with the second hitch reversed.

Pass the end of the rope around a ring, post, pole, tree, etc. Bring the end over and under the body of the rope (known as the standing part),then back through the loop thus formed. That makes a half hitch. Take the end around the standing part a second time and tie another half hitch but with the two half hitches facing each other. Pull it snug.

The Cow Hitch (Lark's Head) is one of the Forty knots.

Double Sheet Bend

Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend
Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend
Instructions

Double Bowline

Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline
Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline
Instructions

Figure Eight Loop

Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop
Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop
Instructions

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