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Jug Sling Hitch

Jug Sling Hitch
A very useful knot. In swedish it is called 'sack-knot from England', because the mealers used this knot to tie toghether the sacs. The loop is a useful handle, or you can use it as a hanger.
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Submitted by: Flaskel°kke
Norsk / Norwegian

Submitted by: D Rosenstein
I hae also heard this knot called the triple interlocking square knowt.

Submitted by: Pete Kool
This looks very useful but I cant seem to get my mind around it. Is it possible to have somemore info on it

Submitted by: Marcos Villela
In portuguese: nˇ de moringa

Submitted by:
Handy knot that gives people a suprise. To learn it check Ashly's

Submitted by:
To Mr Kool: There ain't nothing to get your mind on. Just do like the picture shows if you need an untieable eye. Of course, you could use a bowline, too.

Submitted by: Peter
I think is an amasing and fascinating knot!!!

Submitted by: David
If you analyze the structure of the knot, it can be tied as a bend, making the entire length of the rope into a handle. Sometimes this is useful for carrying around two bottles or jugs with a moderately short piece of line (tying one as a bend, and the other as the standard hitch). It is somewhat difficult to tie though. Also, any form of this knot jams like crazy.

Submitted by: Joe
It's a great knot, but I tie it a little different with the exact same result in the end. In step 2, instead of taking the indicated part of the rope/string, I use the bottom of the loop and bring it up weaving it in and out then pull down the loops. It locks around a bottle neck perfectly. Enough strength (if the bottle has a lip on it) to swing it around vertically and it won't fall off. I've tried it, but it must be very tight around bottle neck. If you tie a fisherman's loop in the free ends you can carry it with two handles. Very well balanced handles.

Submitted by: m.brown
is this the same as the jug knot. they are not tied the same but look very similar? a lovely knot.

Submitted by: Fred
I mistakenly called the fisherman's loop the bottle knot, this looks more like what I learned as the bottle knot (many years ago...).

Submitted by: kat
German:"Flaschenknoten". Good for getting tent nails out of the ground.

Submitted by: Andrew
You have to put a bottle or something through the hole on the left in the picture and the tighten the knot around that. The loop on the right is the handle for carrying the object.

Submitted by:
A friend gave me a waterbottle with a 'rucksack knot' that forms a great handle to hang from a backpack or to use as a handle. Could the Jug Sling Hitch be that knot under a different name? I didn't watch it being tied - it's been 8 years ago - but I do want to replicate it.

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This is the nicest knot I ever tie!

Submitted by: Jim
I have heard this knot called the "Hackamore" and it was used as a horse bridle - the nose through the middle and the loop over the ears and the two loose ends as reins.

Submitted by: Jan Welde
In Norwegian it is also called: "Tyrkisk mulebandsknop"

Submitted by: Claudio Guidi Colombi
In italian "nodo di giara" (jug knot), because used to hand a jug from the neck (the neck goes inside the central hole)

Submitted by: B Hill
Is this the same knot as the jugger knot? Please if anyone knows what the jugger knot is please e-mail me at: Thank-you

Submitted by: BB
this is confusing!

Submitted by: Mduduzi Mpofu
the other name for the knot is beggarmans knot

Submitted by: michelleke
this hitch is named in dutch:
the "kitbag-steek". i think no explaining is needed

Submitted by: Dominic
I know this as the Bottle Knot. Used by scouts of old for carring their milk churns from the farm house back to camp.

Submitted by: visi patch
woohoo!! woohoo!!
I did it i did it
Tried so many times...just could not get my head around it...
Homer would be proud ;-)

Submitted by: Guy Lautard
It is, as Jim ( says above, also known as the
Hackamore knot. In my experience, in that case it is used to anchor
the mecate (= about 22 feet of horsehair rope that when properly tied and rigged
forms a pair of reins and a lead rope) to the braided rawhide noseband
of the hackamore. A hackamore is used in some areas of the US and
elsewhere as an alternative to a bit and bridle.

There is a story in Woodenboat Magazine of an Englsih merchant seaman
reporting for duty on an American ship, and having his duffle bag closed
with this knot instead of a piece of line through brass eyelets. His explanation,
when asked about it, was that in the Royal Navy they had to save the
brass for shell casings and buttons for the Admirals' uniforms. :-)

If you make a careful drawing of the jug sling knot, and xerox it, and
then flip one of the two illustrations, superimpose one over the other,
and hold them up to the light, you will see that this knot has a most
interesting symetry.

I use it for hanging brushes, brooms, and the like in my shop.

Submitted by: Ken
Andrew's -extremely- useful comment should be in the page text (or diagram, item 5!)

Submitted by: Trischa
I find these directions to not be detailed enough to really understand the knot. i stumbled upon this site while looking for someone else with the instructions because the site i usually go to is down. your best bet with these instructions is to just look off of step 4 and string it that way on a flat surface. put it on the bottle after its been loosely tied.

Submitted by: Domingos Oliveira
In portuguese its called:
Nˇ de botija (knot jar) ou de espada (sword knot). This last name came from the fact that navy officers use tis knot to fancy their swords
In Brazillian its Nˇ de moringa as was said.

Submitted by: anonymous
It was discovered around the 1200's. Was used for tying various jugs and sacks together for market.

You need more info on how to make it.

Submitted by: Noel
The jug knot is ancient. I have seen reference to it dating back as far as the Phoenecians, who used it to suspend their amphora within their trading ships. The early Celts and Gaelic knew of it and used it in marriage rituals as a form of I've been told. It has also been referred to as a 'strangler's knot' and has been linked to the Thugees of India. Personally, I use it to secure breathing tubes to patients as its four ties are independent of each other and so it provides up to 50% redundancy should one break.

Submitted by: Jim
This knot goes back to at least ancient Greece. It was described by Heraklas in the first century.

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