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==Sheep Shank==
==Sheep Shank==
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{{Shortcut|[[Sheep Shank]]}}[[Image:Sheep_Shank.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank]]
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[[Image:Sheep_Shank.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank]]{{Shortcut|[[Sheep Shank]]<br>[[Sheepshank]]}}
The Sheep Shank (or sheepshank) is used to shorten a rope that is fastened at both ends.
The Sheep Shank (or sheepshank) is used to shorten a rope that is fastened at both ends.
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The Sheep Shank is one of the [[Forty knots]].<br>
The Sheep Shank is one of the [[Forty knots]].<br>
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* [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131237_tying-sheep-shank-knots.htm Video: Sheep Shank Knots]
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==Bowline on a Bight==
==Bowline on a Bight==
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{{Shortcut|[[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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[[Image:Bowline_on_a_Bight.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight]]{{Shortcut|[[Bowline on a Bight]]}}
The bowline on a bight is a rescue knot with two loops to support a person.
The bowline on a bight is a rescue knot with two loops to support a person.
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==Braiding==
==Braiding==
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{{Shortcut|[[Braiding]]}}[[Image:Braiding.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to Braid]]
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[[Image:Braiding.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to Braid]]{{Shortcut|[[Braiding]]}}
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==Carrick Bend==
==Carrick Bend==
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{{Shortcut|[[Carrick Bend]]}}[[Image:Carrick_Bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend]]
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[[Image:Carrick_Bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend]]{{Shortcut|[[Carrick Bend]]}}
Note: The Carrick Bend is also known as the Double Carrick Bend.
Note: The Carrick Bend is also known as the Double Carrick Bend.
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The Double Carrick Bend is one of the [[Forty knots]].
The Double Carrick Bend is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/85716_rope-bends-carrick.htm Video: Carrick Bend]
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==Cow Hitch==
==Cow Hitch==
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{{Shortcut|[[Cow Hitch]]}}[[Image:Cow_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch]]
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[[Image:Cow_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch]]{{Shortcut|[[Cow Hitch]]}}
[[Image:Girth_Hitch.gif|frame|right|Another way to tie a Cow Hitch]]
[[Image:Girth_Hitch.gif|frame|right|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 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 (Lark's Head) is one of the [[Forty knots]].
The Cow Hitch (Lark's Head) is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/girth/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Girth Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123496_tying-larkshead-knots.htm Video: Larkshead] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/89727_knot-hitches-pedigree.htm Video: Cow Hitch]
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==Double Sheet Bend==
==Double Sheet Bend==
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{{Shortcut|[[Double Sheet Bend]]}}[[Image:Double_Sheet_bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend]]
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[[Image:Double_Sheet_bend.gif|frame|right|Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend]]{{Shortcut|[[Double Sheet Bend]]}}
The Double Sheet bend is like a [[Knot#Sheet Bend|Sheet Bend]] with an extra wrap. The double sheet bend is stronger than a [[Knot#Square Knot|Square Knot]] or even a [[Knot#Sheet Bend|Sheet Bend]]. It is a good choice for tying two ropes together in wet conditions or with a moving load.
The Double Sheet bend is like a [[Knot#Sheet Bend|Sheet Bend]] with an extra wrap. The double sheet bend is stronger than a [[Knot#Square Knot|Square Knot]] or even a [[Knot#Sheet Bend|Sheet Bend]]. It is a good choice for tying two ropes together in wet conditions or with a moving load.
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==Double Bowline==
==Double Bowline==
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{{Shortcut|[[Double Bowline]]}}[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline]]
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[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline]]{{Shortcut|[[Double Bowline]]}}
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Revision as of 18:18, June 4, 2009

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
Sheep Shank
Bowline on a Bight
Braiding
Carrick Bend
Cow Hitch
Double Sheet Bend
Double Bowline

Sheep Shank

Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank
Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank
Shortcut:
Sheep Shank
Sheepshank

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.

Video Lessons
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Bowline on a Bight

Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight
Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight
Shortcut:
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.

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Braiding

Animation of how to Braid
Animation of how to Braid
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Braiding
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Carrick Bend

Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend
Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend
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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 Double Carrick Bend is one of the Forty knots.

Video Lessons
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Cow Hitch

Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch
Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch
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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.

Video Lessons
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Double Sheet Bend

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

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.

The Double Sheet Bend is one of the Forty knots.

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Double Bowline

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

The Double Bowline is like a Bowline that wraps around you a second time. Make a loop (top to you). The rabbit goes out of the hole, goes around you a second time, then back out of the hole a second time, around the tree, and back into the hole.

The Double Bowline is one of the Forty knots.

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