This hitch is good for thick and rough cables and very useful for tying on objects that are difficult to reach with one’s hands, such as car tow hooks. The knot doesn’t jam, but might come loose if the ends are not seized. For additional security pull the knot tight before seizing. ABoK #1851

Step 1: Pass the rope over the post and around it.

Step 2: Fold the running end to create a loop, then pass it over the post and through the loop.

Step 3: Pass under the standing part, then over 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 Backhanded Hitch is complete.

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