Knot Tying

Category: Recreation

Knot Tying

Skill Level:  2
Category: Recreation
Original Honor:  1975
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Originating Institution:  General Conference



1.      Define the following terms:
a.       Bight
b.      Running end
c.       Standing part
d.      Underhand loop
e.       Overhand loop
f.       Turn
g.      Bend
i.        Hitch
j.        Splice
k.      Whipping
2.      Know how to care for rope.
3.      Describe the difference between laid rope and braided rope and list three uses of each.
4.      Identify the following types of rope:
a.       Manila
b.      Sisal
c.       Nylon
d.      Polyprophylene
5.      What are some advantages and disadvantages of synthetic rope?
6.      Do the following to rope:
a.       Splice
b.      Eye Splice
c.       Back Splice
d.      Finish the end of a rope with a double crown, whipping, or a Matthew Walker’s knot.
7.      Make a six-foot piece of three-strand rope from native materials or twine.
8.      From memory tie at least 20 of the following knots and know their common uses and limitations. Demonstrate how they are used.
a.       Anchor bend
b.      Binder twine Band
c.       Blackwall Hitch
d.      Bow or Shoestring
e.       Bowline
f.       Bowline on a bight
g.      Butterfly loop knot or Alpine Slip knot
h.      Carrick bend
i.        Clove hitch
j.        Double Bow
k.      Double Carrick Bend
l.        Figure eight
m.    Fisherman’s knot
n.      Halter hitch
o.      Hunter’s bend
p.      Lariat or Bowstring knot
q.      Lark’s head
r.        Man harness knot
s.       Miller’s Knot
t.        Packer’s knot
u.      Pipe hitch
v.      Prusik knot
w.    Running bowline
x.      Sheepshank
y.      Sheet bend
z.       Slippery half hitch
aa.   Slippery sheet bend
bb. Square knot
cc.   Stevedore’s knot
dd.Strangle knot
ee.   Surgeon’s knot
ff.    Tautline hitch
gg. Timber hitch
hh. Two half hitches
ii.      Wall knot
9.      Make a knot board showing 25 or more knots.

Skill Level: 2