Buntline Hitch

The Buntline Hitch was traditionally used to tie a line to the foot of a square sail. Today, it is used to tie a line to a post or a halyard shackle. The knot is more secure than two half hitches but can jam. The knot is basically a clove hitch tied around itself. You may notice that this knot is the same as the standard four-in-hand knot for your necktie

Frame Controls: Buntline Hitch
Loop Mode:
Normal Sweep

Animate Frames:
REV STOP FWD

Dwell First/Last:
dec inc dec inc

Adjust Speed:
-- ++

Advance One:
-1 +1
Frame No:

Omit Frame:
1    2    3
4    5    6
7    8    9
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To tie the Buntline Hitch:

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