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Strangle Knot (Using End)

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Strangle Knot (Using End)

Pass the rope around the bar and then across the first turn. Pass the rope around a second time following the same path. Then tuck the rope under both of the first turns and pull tight. If the knot is laid incorrectly, the knot becomes a less secure half knot beside the two loops.

Strangle Knot (Using End) Details

Uses: The Strangle Knot (ABOK # 1239, p224) is essentially the same as the Double Overhand Knot (ABOK # 526, p 84.) and may tied as such for some applications.

Alternative techniques: In addition to using the end as shown in the animation, it can also be tied as a loop by forming a Double Overhand Knot and slid over a pole or sack.

Applications: A Strangle knot makes a reasonably secure temporary whipping and can be used to secure the neck of a bag or sack.

Disadvantages: The Strangle is less secure than the Constrictor Knot and cannot be tied by just twisting a loop. In addition, there is a significant risk of it being laid down wrongly so that it only forms a half knot beside two turns (see the final frame in the animation).

Release: Like the constrictor, the knot can be hard to undo - a knife may be necessary. If so, the binding strand should be cut over the other strands to protect the underlying rope.

Rope Size: The pictures here show the rope tied in large diameter rope. This is only for the photography. It is normally tied in twine or other small diameter line.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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