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Knots & Climbing

Hangmans knot

Also known as


What is the Hangman's Knot?

The Hangman's knot is often featured in Western Movies

The Hangman's Knot, what is it used for?

The Hangman's Knot can be put to work and converted into an ideal throwing weight that will unravel itself when it gets stuck.


Unlike the Heaving Line knot, the end will slip through the coils and the knot will unravel.

Alternatives for the Hangman's Knot

Heaving Line Knot