Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Highwayman Hitch

The Highwayman(s) Hitch (or "Dick Turpin Knot") is a slip knot but has the advantage that it will not loosen when the load carrying end gets slack. So if you need to release a lot of weight safe and FAST this is the knot for you!

Legend has it  that this knot was used to tie the horses legs together.....which sounds implausible and a great way to get kicked in the head by thy pissed off mount.

Anyway, W.E Fairbairn taught this knot to commandos during WW2 to "secure a prisoner".

Follow the steps on the pictures and you will be able to tie that knot in no time.....even if you are a representant of "Generation Yotube" and not able to process non-predigested information: You can do it! 

This is the easiest way of tying the knot.
Put it in front of an object/arm/leg as illustrated.

Back/to the side/and up on the opposite end.

Over/over/and to the back of the same side you started.

Now pull the short end of through the loop I was holding with my right hand.
Pull tight!


Now put an object/arm/leg through the loop.
The object works as a dowel and the knot can`t be opened until it is removed.

When object is removed it opens easily by just pulling the short end.

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