The Knotting Dictionary of Kännet
   
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Knots:
Reefknot
Fisherman's Knot
Water Knot
Sheetbend
Lark's head
Round Turn
Timber Hitch
Fisherman's loop
Bowline
Prussick
Clove Hitch
Sheepshank
Jug Sling Hitch
Whipping
Round hitch
Slippery round hitch
Pile Hitch
Two Half Hitches
Buntline Hitch
Monkey's fist
Diamond knot
Simple Simon Over
Double Simon
Simple Simon Under
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Pile Hitch

Pile Hitch
A Pile Hitch may be easily and quickly tied either in the end or bight of a heavy line. It is remarkably secure and is easy to cast off when the right bight has been loosened by a single well-aimed kick. Recommended for medium and heavy lines.
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Submitted by: nick the tree climber
i use this knot to connect the climbing line to the throwline before hauling a line up a tree
...wanna talk knots??? arayan@ripon.edu

Submitted by: Abel Cerquetti
"VUELTA DE POSTE" is the name in Spanish of the Pile Hitch.
Thanks
acerquetti@fibertel.com.ar

Submitted by: BB
this knot is similar to a Lark's head knot.

Submitted by: Mickey McCain
Hmmm. In rough weather I avoid hitches that bind like this. Even though it looks easy to cast off I guarantee that you will be going for the axe after a 200 ton barge yanks it tight. Instead, I cast a stack of simple loops over the piling, passing each one under the live line first, then finishing with a half hitch on top. Of course I am talking about 1-1/2' to 3' lines. Slower to cast off but it saves rope.


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