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The Gnat Hitch
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

(NKI 2/8/2012)

Gnat Hitch Finished