The Highwayman's hitch
The Highwayman's hitch is a quick release knot that can be used to tie down a load. It can easily be untied by pulling on the working end. The Highwayman's hitch exists of three interlocking bights in the rope and is relatively easy to tie. The hitch might become undone when tied around large objects so its best to avoid that. The Highwayman's hitch has no tendency to jam and releases easily even when under load.
Alternative namesThe Highwayman's hitch is know under a variety of names.
- Draw hitch
- Highwayman’s cutaway
- Bank Robbers Knot
- Getaway hitch
- Quick-release knot
FAQ Highwaymans hitch
What is the Highwayman's hitch used for?
The Highwayman's hitch is used to temporarily securing a load and can be undone easily by pulling on the working end.
The alternative names for the Highwayman's hitch?
The Highwayman's hitch is also know under the following names: Draw hitch, Quick-release knot, Highwayman’s cutaway, Getaway hitch and Bank Robbers Knot
How to tie a Highwayman's hitch?
The Highwayman's hitch exists of three interlocking bights. The first bight is made around the object you are tieing the knot to, the second one is made from the standing part and goes in the first one. The last bight is created with the working end and locks into the one created with the standing part. You can also watch our clear instructions https://youtu.be/2y80uBmUMJE