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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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Here is a collection of [[Special knots|Special Knots]] for [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]] and [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouts]]. <big>
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= Special knots =
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|| [[Special knots#Sheep Shank|Sheep Shank]]
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|| [[Special knots#Bowline on a Bight|Bowline on a Bight]]
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|| [[Special knots#Braiding|Braiding]]
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|| [[Special knots#Cow Hitch|Cow Hitch]]
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|| [[Special knots#Double Sheet Bend|Double Sheet Bend]]
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|| [[Special knots#Double Bowline|Double Bowline]]
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|| [[Special knots#Clove hitch|Clove hitch]]
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|| [[Special knots#Figure Eight Loop |Figure Eight Loop]]
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==Sheep Shank==
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[[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==
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[[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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==Braiding==
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[[Image:Braiding.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to Braid]]
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==Carrick Bend==
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[[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.
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The Carrick Bend is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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==Cow Hitch==
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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==
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[[Image:Double_Sheet_bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend]]
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==Double Bowline==
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[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline]]
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==Figure Eight Loop==
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[[Image:Figure_Eight_Loop.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop]]
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==External links==
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{{Knot Links}}
{{Knot Links}}
* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/clovehitch.html Notable knot Index] - shows quick method of tying
* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/clovehitch.html Notable knot Index] - shows quick method of tying
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* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html The Notable knot Index]
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Animated Knots show you how to tie Basic Knots, Fishing Knots, Sailing Knots, Climbing Knots, Forty Knots,
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Contents

Special knots

Braiding

Main article: Braiding
Braiding
[[Image:]]
Names Braiding,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category Weaving knots
Group Special knots
Related
Animation of tying a Braiding
Animation of tying a Braiding


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes



Carrick bend

Main article: Carrick bend
Carrick bend
Image:Carrickbend.jpg
A fully interwoven diagonally opposed Carrick bend
Names Carrick bend, Double carrick bend, Double coin knot, Ten accord knot, Bosun's Knot, Basketweave knot, Chinese knot, Josephine knot, Whistle lanyard, Sailor's breastplate knot, Sailors knot, Pretzel knot, Wake knot
Typical use Joining two lines
Caveat
Releasing Non-jamming
Category Bend knots
Group Special knots
Related
Animation of tying a Carrick bend
Animation of tying a 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.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1439, p. 263.

The Carrick Bend joins two ropes together. It used to be widely used to join large hawsers.
Grog


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes
  • The Carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes.
  • The Double carrick bend is one of the Forty knots.



Chain sinnet

Main article: Chain sinnet
Chain sinnet
Image:Chain Sinnet.jpg
Names Chain sinnet,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Special knots
Related
Animation of tying a Chain sinnet
Animation of tying a Chain sinnet

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 2868, p. 472.

The Chain Sinnet is tied by many of us as children. It turns a piece of string into a pleasing chain. And, when pulled, all of the knots vanish as if by magic. It is found on dress uniforms; it can be used to shorten, and add bulk to, the end of a light pull; and it is also used by climbers as a means of preventing a rope getting tangled, e.g., when being washed.
Grog


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes



Cow hitch

Main article: Cow hitch
Cow hitch
Image:Cow_Hitch.gif
Names Cow hitch, Strap hitch, Lanyard hitch, Lark's head, or Girth hitch
Typical use Hitch a rope to something
Caveat The Cow hitch is one of the least secure of the hitches.
Releasing
Category Hitch knots
Group Special knots
Related
Animation of tying a Cow hitch
Animation of tying a Cow hitch

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.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1694, p. 294).

The Girth Hitch is much more familiar than many of us recognize: it is the same knot we use to link a pair of elastic bands.
Grog


Required for


Instructions
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.


Lesson Videos


Notes



Double sheet bend

Main article: Double sheet bend
Double sheet bend
Image:none.jpg
Names Double sheet bend,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category Bend knots
Group Special knots
Related
Animation of tying a Double sheet bend
Animation of tying a Double sheet bend
The Double sheet bend is like a Sheet bend with an extra wrap. The double sheet bend is stronger than a Square knot or even a Sheet bend. It is a good choice for tying two ropes together in wet conditions or with a moving load.


Required for


Instructions

Make a loop in one end. The rabbit goes out of the hole, around the tree and back under his path and then back under his path once more.

Lesson Videos


Notes



Sheep shank

Main article: Sheep shank
Sheep shank
Image:none.jpg
Names Sheep shank,
Typical use Shortening a rope
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Special knots
Related
Animation of tying a Sheep shank
Animation of tying a Sheep shank
The Sheep Shank (or sheepshank) is used to shorten a rope that is fastened at both ends.


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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.

Lesson Videos


Notes



See also

Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots
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