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January 2013

Mastering marlinespike

Binder’s loop

Farmers used the binder’s loop in light line to bind a sheaf of straw, a handful of straw wisps or a bale of hay. It can be used to bind any bundle of loose items. It is finished with two half hitches.

Binder's loop

A. Form a tight bight in the end of the line, and tie an overhand knot below the tip of the bight.

B. Wrap the other end of the line around the bundle to bind it. Insert the end of the line through the loop (at the arrow) and pull tight. Tie two half hitches around the binding line to secure the knot.

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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