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November 15, 2018Hitches

How to Tie the Knute Hitch for a DIY Knot Board Display

How to Tie the Knute Hitch for a DIY Knot Board Display

The Knute Hitch offers a simple and quick method to tie a lanyard onto pretty much anything with a lanyard hole. Today Bryan demonstrates how to tie the Knute Hitch, using paracord and a small hand axe.

In addition, he also shows how the Knute Hitch will be incorporated into our DIY Knot Board Display.

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(Strength: 4/Security: 4/Stability: 5/Difficulty: 2) See below for what these ratings mean.

The Knute Hitch can also be utilized for tying onto things with grommets as well, like banners and flags.

It’s suggested that the lanyard hole be twice the diameter of the cord used. While you can use a standard overhand knot to tie the stopper knot needed to make the Knute Hitch work, we prefer the Figure-8.



Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:

Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.

Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.

Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.

Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.


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