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fredwilkinsburg

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What is the name of this simple knot?
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:10:27 PM »
I have been using a simple knot for over 50 years, and have never seen it named.  I can tie it in seconds. You can view it on a YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9brrUby8FN8 Please don't be put off by the title that my daughter gave the video of the best fishing knot in the world. It is extremely simple and I am surprised that I have never seen it described. Is there a name for this knot? I'm thinking it may be a minimal turn hangman's slip knot or noose.

If the link to the video doesn't work, I can post photos. Thanks from  newbie.

Thank you very much.

Fred

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Re: What is the name of this simple knot?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 10:49:57 PM »
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Re: What is the name of this simple knot?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 03:28:22 PM »
Thank you, but I don't think it's just a halter hitch because the tag end of the line is brought back through the bight of the halter hitch, so it is no longer a slipped hitch. Ant other suggestions?

Thanks,

Fred

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Re: What is the name of this simple knot?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 04:03:14 PM »
Thank you, but I don't think it's just a halter hitch because the tag end of the line is brought back through the bight of the halter hitch, so it is no longer a slipped hitch. Ant other suggestions?

Thanks,

Fred
Putting the end of a rope through the slip bight of a slipped hitch is often done to prevent accidental release for many such knots, and does not really affect the character of the primary load path or the base knot geometry.

It doesn't warrant a new name.
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Re: What is the name of this simple knot?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 11:21:16 PM »
Thank you very much. I use it for a lot of things when I don't want to bother with a "serious" knot.  I see your point that it doesn't warrant a name. It's very fast, as you can imagine, and holds pretty well. After it's been under a lot of tension, it can be hard to undo.

Fred