Constrictor


Uses:


  • Securely binding the mouth of a bag, or as a quick whipping, (eg to stop a rope from fraying, or to hold strands together at the base of a splice or multistrand knot).

Advantages:


  • Very hard to untie, especially when wet or tight. (That is its virtue!) It is usually intended to be cut off (or left permanently), rather than untied.
  • Serves as an excellent hitch that is unlikely to come untied accidentally.

Disadvantages:


  • Too easy to tighten, and too hard to loosen.


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