This knot grips itself tighter than the simple Backhanded Hitch, doesn’t require seizing and doesn’t slip along a pole. This feature allows it to hold securely in situations when the direction of the pull varies. For additional security pull the knot tight before seizing. ABoK #1851

Step 1: Pass the rope around the post from behind.

Step 2: Continue behind the standing part and around the post again, enclosing the standing part.

Step 3: Pass over the standing part, then under it and through the loop to make a half hitch.

Step 4: Make another half hitch the same way.

Step 5: Seize the ends with a twine.

Step 6: Tighten the knot.

Step 7: The Enclosed Backhanded Hitch is complete.

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