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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: JB Holdway on February 19, 2020, 05:20:34 PM

Title: Knot Shackle
Post by: JB Holdway on February 19, 2020, 05:20:34 PM
I've been experimenting with a "knotted" a soft-shackle. It seems to work really well. It attaches and releases easily and seems to hold securely even when not loaded and shaken vigorously. It's action seems more intuitive and easer to use than it's spliced cousins - IMO.

Undoubtedly, this is not a new idea. But, so far, I like it and will proceed to try it in a few tree rigging applications.

Knot Shackle construction: Hand-twisted-loop* and Diamond-Knot. It does not require hollow-braid and can be made from double-braid, 3-strand, or almost any type of rope construction ? simply, in-the-field, without splicing tools.

*The Hand-twisted-loop is a 'twist-braid' technique (a millennia old method of making twisted rope by hand) - stays twisted and keeps the Knot Shackle secure, even when not loaded. It's really quick & EZPZ to make.

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Title: Re: Knot Shackle
Post by: asemery on February 20, 2020, 01:28:50 PM
I have used the "twisted twine" technique to make soft shackles to use in place of carabiners. 

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