Author Topic: Bell-Ringer's Knot 2.0  (Read 882 times)


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Bell-Ringer's Knot 2.0
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:36:25 AM »
Thought I would start a fresh thread about the bell-ringer's knot (after the original "bell ringing knots" thread).

I work with a stagehand who also happens to be a change-ringer. His version of the Bell-Ringer's Knot is not at all like ABoK 172, rather it's what I would describe as a Munter Hitch/Crossing Knot around the coil, with the coil laying over towards the horizontal.

You can see it clearly in this video from the same cathedral:

Anyway, I got him to show me his method of tying it, which is somewhat like in this slo-mo video (but not quite so flashy):

Turns out it has come in very handy at the theatre this week, as the current show involves several lines from above that need to be quickly stowed off the deck. The attached photo shows the application. I would say it's easier and quicker to tie and untie than ABoK 172, and perhaps able to hold more of a coil - even when tied in that nasty kernmantle line the show provided.
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Re: Bell-Ringer's Knot 2.0
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 12:32:27 AM »
This is a good post/thread to be under the debut
thread Knots in the Wild !

I've mused about this crossing-knot structure
replacing the simple turn for a sheepshank, as it
seems to be more stable (vs. capsizing, at least).

Thanks for the catch,