Knots and How to Tie Them by Walter B. Gibson

By Walter B. Gibson

Greater than seventy five knots and their makes use of. Hobbyists, decorators and tricksters will treasure this number of important, ornamental and magic knots. From basic hitches to advanced lariats, trick knots and twine methods with step by step illustrations and directions. Illustrations all through. one hundred forty four pages.

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Fig. 1 UP OVER -... <-DOWN UNDER fig. 2 fig. 3 32 Slippery Hitch PULL UP Start by tying a Running Knot in the loose end of the rope (instead of the standing part), near the end (fig. 1). The knot is formed around the end portion of the rope. If the loop ;s drawn liP, fhf' end will come out through. To prevent that, tie an ordinary Overhand Knot - o r two o r three -near the end of the rope (fig. 1). This serves as a "stopper" when it is drawn up to the Slip Knot (fig. 2). The result is the true Slippery Hitch.

Fig. 2 A linle below that, the left hand grips the rope in similar fashion, but palm downward, with in; fingers pointing toward the right (fig. 1). Now, twist the hands in the same direction, in this case toward the left , so that each hand forms a loop in its portion of the rope. These loops will be "opposites" - o ne an overhand . the other an underhand (fig. 2). Bring the loops side by side (fig. 3)j slide them together over a post or a hook. The Crossed Lark's Head is the result (fig. 4). fig.

2 fig. 3 69 fig. 1 The Catshank Similar to the Sheepshank in appearance and purpose. i for specific purposes. To form the Catshank, tie two Running Knots or simple Slip Knots a foot or more apan. Double the rope between them to form opposite bights as with the Sheepshank. : suitably :shortened (fig. 1). Then pull the knots tight by Ngging the main portions of the rope toward the ends. This final action gives an excellent Idea of the strength and resistance of the Catshank. fig. 2 70 The Dogshank With a rope where the ends are handy this is a simple and effective way of shortening it still more.

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