This knot is used to attach rope to a cylindrical object. It is useful for handling cargo, because it is very easy to untie. This hitch is commonly used to tow pieces of timber. The Timber Hitch is also known as the Bowyer’s knot, as it had been used to attach a bowstring to a longbow. ABoK #195, #479, #1665, #2161

Step 1: Pass the running end around the object.

Step 2: Pass under the standing part, turn around it and thread through the loop, creating a half hitch.

Step 3: Pull the running end upward.

Step 4: Thread the running end through the loop from above. You can make 2-3 more turns around the front part of the loop.

Step 5: Tighten the knot.

Step 6: The Timber Hitch is complete.

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