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aciim

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Name for this knot?
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:13:53 PM »
Seems like this is very handy knot - but I can not find a reference or name for it. Mentioned name "Backpacker's hitch" does not provide anything like it in the search engines...



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Re: Name for this knot?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 01:48:13 PM »
Thanks for sharing this aciim.

Looks like ABoK #1697 Kellig hitch/Slingstone hitch.
Ashley shows it tied with a sling, but essentially it is the same although it is dressed and snugged differently in the video.

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aciim

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Re: Name for this knot?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 08:23:53 PM »
Thank you so much for your quick answer. I really appreciate it and all the knowledge you have in here.

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Re: Name for this knot?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 01:54:29 AM »
Not so fast!

"Kellig h." (and assorted other spellings of "k.")
is usually associated with what can be seen as
a larkshead/cow hitch with the tail dogged back
around a part (and sometimes shown broadly
spaced parts as a timber h. + half-hitch).

AND, IIRC --book not at my side-- the more like
knot in ABoK has a different dressing,
such that the bight turns back around the SParts,
and not the other way 'round!?
(will make note to check this)

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Re: Name for this knot?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 01:24:11 PM »
Here, I'll save you from digging out the book.

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Re: Name for this knot?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 10:15:03 PM »
Well, thanks, but the book came prior to returning
to the Net --confirming my recall.

I think I like this new knot better than what Ashley
shows.  Further, if the new knot's SParts are taken
OUTside of their own parts instead of turning and
being drawn out between them,
I think the result is a little more stable, the pressing
nip on the SParts being to the sides of the pulled-through
bight rather than at its tip.
Moreover, to the variation Ashley presents, where the
bight's tip is turned around the SParts, it might work
better if the bight legs go OVER/outside and turn back
under/inside.

... all this led me to do further fiddlings, during which
I re-invented the Gleipnir, and so on.

Thanks,
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