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2 Variant Names
5 Related knots
Non-jamming.when tension is removed it is easy to undo the knot.
Requires a load in each direction. The clove hitch should not be relied on with rope that is thin or very slippery.
Securing objects. Such as tying a load on a trailer or truck as a means of reliably securing one end of the rope, especially when used in combination with a sheepshank to ensure tension is maintained. The clove hitch is the starting knot in most lashing knots.
Can be pre-formed in the middle of the rope, then slid over the end of a post.
Formed from two half hitches around a rail or post where one is reversed or opposed to the other. This opposition causes the knot to grip against itself when tension is applied.