Blackwall hitch

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Blackwall hitch
Blackwall hitch.png
Category Hitch
Related Half hitch
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use To temporarily attach a rope to a hook when the both are of equal size.
Caveat Likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain
ABoK #1875

The blackwall hitch is a temporary means of attaching a rope to a hook. Made of a simple half hitch over the hook, it will only hold when subjected to constant tension. It is used when the rope and hook are of equal size, but it is likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary tension. Human life should never be trusted to it.[1]

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  1. ^ http://www.troop7.org/Knots/Blackwall.html