Author Topic: What Knot is This?  (Read 228 times)

Kanzan

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What Knot is This?
« on: March 30, 2022, 11:08:58 PM »
I saw this tie down knot on an installation in an art museum. I assume it is some kind of slide and grip knot in order to put tension on the rope, but I don't recognize it. Can you identify it? Thanks for your help.

JohnC

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Re: What Knot is This?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2022, 12:30:59 AM »
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Looks like an ordinary hangman's noose to me.
John

Kanzan

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Re: What Knot is This?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2022, 03:24:40 AM »
It does look like it, but it doesn't seem to make sense. If the line is put under any kind of tension, the loop will close and the line will go slack, so how could it function as a hold down? Thanks for your response.

JohnC

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Re: What Knot is This?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2022, 04:33:19 AM »
You certainly wouldn't get many members of the IGKT recommending such a use.

Perhaps the only knot with a loop he knew.
John

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Re: What Knot is This?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2022, 10:36:52 PM »
It does look like it, but it doesn't seem to make sense. If the line is put under any kind of tension, the loop will close and the line will go slack, so how could it function as a hold down? Thanks for your response.

Is it possible it is there for 'looks' as part of the installation, not as an actual functional knot?

Dan_Lehman

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Re: What Knot is This?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2022, 11:38:49 PM »
I concur in the surmise that it's some sort of
hangman's noose.  That it might hold is the result
of tight wraps, cotton(?) cord (friction), a hard turn
(more friction, & bending resistance), and then
not great load on the line!?

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Kanzan

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Re: What Knot is This?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2022, 12:12:55 AM »
Wysper - I can't find a picture of the installation itself, but yes it's possible the actual load on the rope was not great
Dan Lehman - yes, that may be exactly the situation

Again, thanks to all for your comments.


 

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