Blackwall hitch


Blackwall hitch

Knot-details
name=Blackwall hitch


names=
type= hitch
strength=
origin=
related= Half hitch
releasing= Non-jamming
uses= To attach a rope to a hook when the both are of equal size.
caveat= Likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain
abok_number= #1875

The blackwall hitch is a simple half hitch over a hook. It will hold only when subjected to constant tension. It is used when the rope and hook are of equal size, but it is likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary tension.


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