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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: JD on November 23, 2016, 10:40:28 AM

Title: Prusik Knot
Post by: JD on November 23, 2016, 10:40:28 AM
I was trying to find the Prusik Knot in ABOK, but could not find it. I was wondering could I not see the wood for the trees or is it known under a different name?
Title: Re: Prusik Knot
Post by: knotsaver on November 23, 2016, 12:05:00 PM
Hi JD,
it's ABoK #1763
Ciao,
s.
Title: Re: Prusik Knot
Post by: JD on November 23, 2016, 01:07:22 PM
....and there it is! Is yours named in your book? If not, how on earth did you find it?
Title: Re: Prusik Knot
Post by: knotsaver on November 23, 2016, 03:05:34 PM
....and there it is! Is yours named in your book? If not, how on earth did you find it?

I'd like to say that I've learnt The ABoK by heart but, really, I remembered seeing it in The ABoK and then I used the forum search function ("prusik abok") ;)
These things will happen! For instance, I happened to notice the single strand star knot (ABoK #1396) after reading about the knot on this forum!?
Ciao,
s.
 

Title: Re: Prusik Knot
Post by: KC on November 25, 2016, 01:19:52 PM
....and there it is! Is yours named in your book? If not, how on earth did you find it?

http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik (http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik)
Quote from: Grog's Animated Knots site 

Prusik Knot (Triple Sliding Hitch) Details
History: The Prusik knot was developed in 1931 by Dr.Karl Prusik (sometime president of the Austrian Mountaineering Club and often misspelled "Prussik".) It appears to be identical in structure to a knot described by Ashley for hoisting a spar. (ABOK # 1763, p 300), but Ashley did not name this knot and did not describe the slide and grip feature. "


Title: Re: Prusik Knot
Post by: knotsaver on November 29, 2016, 03:34:09 PM
...
if interested you can find "The Prusik Knot - a 60 year history" by Heinz Prohaska in Nylon Highway No. 34 (june 1991)
(here http://caves.org/section/vertical/nhback/NH34.pdf ),
ciao,
s.