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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: Mike on August 30, 2009, 06:39:35 PM

Title: Are these the same knots?
Post by: Mike on August 30, 2009, 06:39:35 PM
Is the Transom & Strangle & Double Overhand the same knots, just used in different applications?
Title: Re: Are these the same knots?
Post by: Dan_Lehman on August 30, 2009, 07:41:55 PM
Yes, roughly.
It touches on a tricky, problematic issue:  What is a *knot*?

Many books imply that the Transom knot is the Constrictor; this is wrong,
at least in the sense that if one removes the Transom-bound objects, one
has a Dbl.Overhand remaining, in a Strangle form, whereas a Constrictor
evaporates like its cousin the Clove hitch.  However, there is some better
relation of the T. to the C. in terms of actual, effective geometry of the
loading, as in the T. use the S. is kinda spread wide.

FYI, the Anchor Bend / Fisherman's Knot is a Dbl.Oh., too (in a different
arrangement, yes).

--dl*
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