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[[Image:Clove_Hitch.gif|frame|left|<center>Clove Hitch<br>(Method 1)</center>]][[Image:Clove_Hitch2.gif|right|frame|<center>Clove Hitch<br>(Method 2)</center>]]{{Shortcut|[[Clove hitch]]}}
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{{ABOK|# 1245, p. 224}} {{Grog|The Clove Hitch was, originally, included here with the intention of condemning it. It does have two major failings: it slips and, paradoxically, can also bind.}}
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{{quote-source|Clove comes from the word cleave meaning “to split”, clove hitch is split into two parts like the foot of a deer or a sheep – used to end lashings… form the first half hitch of the clove hitch by taking a bight (loop) around the pole and then across itself.
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Form the second half hitch of the clove hitch by taking the second bight around the pole and tucking the end of the rope under the rope between the two loops. When pulled tight, the clove hitch should look like an X. The difference between a clove hitch and two half-hitches is that a clove hitch is tied around an object and two half-hitches are tied around the rope’s own standing part.
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An alternative way of tying a clove hitch it to make and overhand loop in the rope. Then make a second overhand loop next to the first loop. Next, without turning over either loop, place the first loop on top of the second loop. Finally, place the two loops over the end of a pole or around the neck of the bear bag and pull tight.|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 139}}
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:* [[First Class]] #7b, [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a, [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5.
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Loop over the top. Loop around again below. Pull through the hole.
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The Clove hitch is one of the [[Forty Knots]].
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/clovescouting/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Clove Hitch] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-clove-hitch-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265459/ Wonder How To Video: Clove Hitch Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-clove-hitch-boy-scouts-knot-265367/ Wonder How To Video: Clove Hitch Boy Scout Knot] - [http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveclimbing/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Clove Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127078_how-tie-clove-hitch-knot.htm Video: Clove Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127079_various-ways-tie-clove-hitch.htm Video: Various Ways to Tie a Clove Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131243_tying-clove-hitch-knots.htm Video: Clove Hitch Knots]
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Revision as of 15:40, November 30, 2010

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Clove Hitch(Method 1)
Clove Hitch
(Method 1)
Clove Hitch(Method 2)
Clove Hitch
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Shortcut:
Clove hitch

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1245, p. 224. Grog notes: "The Clove Hitch was, originally, included here with the intention of condemning it. It does have two major failings: it slips and, paradoxically, can also bind."

Clove comes from the word cleave meaning “to split”, clove hitch is split into two parts like the foot of a deer or a sheep – used to end lashings… form the first half hitch of the clove hitch by taking a bight (loop) around the pole and then across itself.

Form the second half hitch of the clove hitch by taking the second bight around the pole and tucking the end of the rope under the rope between the two loops. When pulled tight, the clove hitch should look like an X. The difference between a clove hitch and two half-hitches is that a clove hitch is tied around an object and two half-hitches are tied around the rope’s own standing part.

An alternative way of tying a clove hitch it to make and overhand loop in the rope. Then make a second overhand loop next to the first loop. Next, without turning over either loop, place the first loop on top of the second loop. Finally, place the two loops over the end of a pole or around the neck of the bear bag and pull tight.

Boy Scout Handbook p. 139
Required for
Instructions

Loop over the top. Loop around again below. Pull through the hole.

The Clove hitch is one of the Forty Knots.

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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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