Binding Knots: Lessons

Knots for binding several objects together.
Sheepshank

Sheepshank

The sheepshank is a type of knot that is used to shorten a rope or take up slack. This knot is not stable. It will fall apart under too much load or too little load.

Instructions

Common Whipping

Common Whipping

The simplest of whipping knots; it is rather tight and looks neat, as its ends are almost invisible. Whipping is an ancient technique, which traditionally had been used for preventing the end of a rope from fraying. However, this type of whipping is more recommended as a binding knot.

Instructions

Constrictor Knot

Constrictor Knot

One of the most effective binding knots, the Constrictor, is rather simple to make and difficult, sometimes even impossible, to untie. It is extremely tough and can even damage or deform the bound objects. The Constrictor is generally used for semi-permanent binding.

Instructions