The Gnat Hitch was developed in a search
for a simple, jam-resistant, non-slipped, noose-like hitch that
maintains excellent security all with one pass of rope around the
object. Like the Slipped Buntline Hitch
family, the Gnat Hitch is largely unaffected by the cross-sectional
shape of the hitching object. Although this hitch resists jamming
better than other similar structures, the risk of jamming increases under extreme strain
with very small diameter objects.
Begin with a half hitch and finish by tucking the end of
the rope through the half hitch eye as shown above. Tighten the
knot form against the hitching object before loading.
Related pages: Slipped Buntline Hitch, Hangman's Noose