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November 2012

Mastering marlinespike

Slipped buntline hitch

The slipped buntline hitch is somewhat more difficult to tie than the buntline hitch, but it’s worth learning because it unties easily.

A. To cast this knot, prepare an overhand loop, holding it in place with your thumb and forefinger as described for the buntline hitch.

Slipped buntline hitch AB

Slipped buntline hitch CD

B. Bring the bitter end around the loop’s right leg and back under the working part.

C. & D. Tighten the knot by pulling the two loops while holding the working part.

Original materials used with thanks to Irene Rodriguez and John Bennett

  

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Mastering Marlinespike

Bowline

Cleat hitch

Round turn with two half hitches

Clove hitch

Sheet bend

Figure eight

Anchor bend

Rolling hitch

Double sheet bend

Eye splice

Becket bend

Reef knot

Blood knot

True lover’s knot

Monkey’s fist

Carrick bend

Angler’s loop

Strangle knot

Jar sling

Japanese success knot

Spanish bowline

Stevedore knot

Heaving line knot

Three-part crown knot

Sack knot

Short splice

Constrictor knot

Slip knot

Japanese bowline

Hawser bend

Slipped bowline

Bowline on a bight

Lark’s head

Buntline hitch

Jury mast knot

Slipped buntline hitch

Painter’s bowline

Binder’s loop

Wall and crown knot

Inside cow hitch

Toggled reef knot

Long splice

Tugboat hitch

Crown sennit

Toggled lark’s head

Matthew Walker knot

Cockscombing

Back splice

 

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