Advanced knots

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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.

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Note that Wikipedia has hundreds of knots and huge amount of knot theory. This page used to be nothing but a copy of that knot theory page. Other resources are listed below.

Advanced Knots

Constrictor knot

Main article: Constrictor knot
Constrictor knot
Image:constrictorknot.jpg
Names Constrictor knot, Gunner's knot
Typical use
Caveat May be difficult to untie once tightened
Releasing
Category Binding knots
Group Advanced knots
Related Clove hitch
Animation of tying a Constrictor knot
Animation of tying a Constrictor knot

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1188, p. 216.

The Constrictor Knot deserves to be much more widely known and used. It is an excellent quick temporary whipping for a fraying rope's end. It securely ties the neck of a sack or bag, and I have often used it to hold items together for gluing.
Grog


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Monkey's fist

Main article: Monkey's fist
Monkey's fist
Image:Monkeys Fist.jpg
Names Monkey's fist,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Monkey's fist
Animation of tying a Monkey's fist


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Notes

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 2200 - 3, p. 354. Grog notes: "The Monkey's Fist is used as a decorative knot and has been recommended to weight the end of a heaving line."



Ocean plait

Main article: Ocean plait
Ocean plait
Image:Ocean_Plait_Natural.jpg
Names Ocean plait,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Ocean plait
Animation of tying a Ocean plait


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Trucker's hitch

Main article: Trucker's hitch
Trucker's hitch
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Names Trucker's hitch,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Trucker's hitch
Animation of tying a Trucker's hitch


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Notes

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 2124, p. 344.Grog notes: "The Trucker's Hitch (Lorry Hitch, Haymaker's Hitch, Harvester's Hitch) has the distinctive feature of providing a three to one purchase when being tightened. The variety of names for this hitch is a tribute to its widespread use. It is a valuable knot - particularly for securing loads or tarpaulins."


Turk's head

Main article: Turk's head
Turk's head
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Names Turk's head,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Advanced knots
Related
Animation of tying a Turk's head
Animation of tying a Turk's head


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1303 - 5, p. 232. Grog notes: "The Turk's Head is widely used as a slide, or woggle, for scout's scarves."


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