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Buntline Hitch

Buntline Hitch
The Buntline Hitch is ordinarily tied with one turn only through a cringle or eyelet. It is used to bend a buntline to the foot of a square sail.
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The Ashley Book of Knots
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Basically this knot is a clove hitch on the rope itself. Very simple to tie and remove.

Submitted by: Jim
How 'bout information on the slipknot?

Submitted by: Joe
The Slip Knot is the world's worst knot for anything. It comes undone easily under strain. Never use it for any reason. just like an overhand knot isn't a very good knot either. They're just the knots we first learn to tie.

Submitted by: kel
it is almost exactly like the two half hitches

Submitted by: Flash Kellam
The Buntline Hitch is known also as a Slide Knot. When the Buntline Hitch loop is attached to an object (such as a metal ring), the knot is sometimes called a Studding-Sail Tack Bend. Re: Webster's New World Dictionary / Knots (illustration)

Submitted by: Andrew
The Tautline hitch is stronger, and so are the Adjustable hitch and the Prusik.

Submitted by: F. Van Gould
While this knot is a clove hitch (reversed) around the standing part it is incredibly secure. Not a good knot for all uses if you wish to untie it; if subjected to a heavy load the only way to untie it is with a sharp knife.

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Although this is a bit off topic, I feel the need to respond to Joe\\\\'s comment on the slip knot. The ordinary slip knot as described by Ashley is useful primarily as a stopper knot. It\\\\'s virtue lies in it\\\\'s ability to be undone quickly and easily. The overhand knot is also a simple stopper knot that uses the least possible length of material.

Submitted by: cora
German: Gordingstek

Submitted by: Army Cadet
isnt this a "two half hitches" Backwards

Submitted by: TreeSpyder
i think buntline forms an eye by making Clove to self, but with the free tail squished between first turn of clove and the mount to secure. Making with tail on outside is just 2 half hitches.

Similarily, a Lobster, is a Cow to self, with free/working tail squished to secure, not on outside, or is just 2 opposing half hitches.

Similarily, a Barrel/Double Fisherman's eye would be as anchor to self. Here the free/working tail is placed to pull out towards the standing part, like as if the line tension/direction was pulling the tail along to further secure, rather than a lossening direction.

In all cases, the friction etc. reducing the amount it takes to secure tail (whereby a baby could hold a bus with so much friction), then placing the easiest to hold part of lacing that a baby could hold, and placing it in as much of the mainline pull (bus pulling pressure) to secure. To make load sit on it's own bootstraps, tweaking the amount of pinch on what i baby could hold, by a bus pulliing force. Like all good knots!

Being hitches, the primary loaded angle of each would probably predominate by the size of mount itself for strength considerations i would think?


Submitted by: Ed Gerow
Is a buntline hitch the same thing as a taut-line hitch? Please let me know. Thanks!

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