The Timber Hitch is primarily used to drag or hoist logs. Today, Bryan demonstrates how to tie it and how we’re incorporating it into our DIY Knot Board Display, which includes everyone’s favorite Janky Ship’s Wheel.
(Strength: 2/Security: 3/Stability: 4/Difficulty: 3) See below for what these ratings mean.
The Timber Hitch works best with natural fiber ropes, like Sisal, Jute or Manila. These ropes allow the “fiber” in the rope to grab natural vegetation even more securely.
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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