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Old 31-12-2013, 09:37   #1
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Klemheist Knot?

In this illustration what is the knot joining the two ends of the line?

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Old 31-12-2013, 09:46   #2
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When I've done this with Tubular webbing, I've used a water knot.

In the pic it looks like maybe a fishermans knot variation like the grapevine/dbl fishermans?
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Re: Klemheist Knot?

^^agreed . . . In cord (rather than webbing) a double fisherman is often used, and that's what the drawing look like.
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Re: Klemheist Knot?

Its a Double Fisherman's Knot, or Grapevine Bend, Knot

Double Fisherman's Bend | How to tie a Double Fisherman's, or Grapevine, Bend | Climbing Knots
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Re: Klemheist Knot?

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Re: Klemheist Knot?

The loop itself is called a 'Prusik Loop'. A Triple Fisherman's can be used if extra strength is required or for more slippery line.
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Re: Klemheist Knot?

Klemheist knot is used mostly for what? Climbing?
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You can use it to attach a snubber to anchor chain or as a safety tether when going aloft. If someone is hauling me up, I'll make another line fast along the mast and run a prusik off that to my harness.
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Klemheist knot is used mostly for what? Climbing?
We use it for attaching our snubber to our chain.
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Klemheist Knot?

What knot do you use to hook the snubber to the klemheist?
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What knot do you use to hook the snubber to the klemheist?
I have spliced a thimble on the end of the snubber and a shackle is used to attached the Prusik loop to this after the Klemheist has been tied.
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That's what I was doing. Now I am using soft shackles. The screwing of a shackle pin is unnecessary. Much better with soft schackle.
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That's what I was doing. Now I am using soft shackles. The screwing of a shackle pin is unnecessary. Much better with soft schackle.
Something like this ?
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That's what I was doing. Now I am using soft shackles. The screwing of a shackle pin is unnecessary. Much better with soft schackle.
Buying some Dyneema and playing round with making a few soft shackles once I am back on board is definitely on the agenda . The chandleries in Greece don't carry Dyneema.
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Buying some Dyneema and playing round with making a few soft shackles once I am back on board is definitely on the agenda . The chandleries in Greece don't carry Dyneema.
Do they carry Amsteel Blue? Comes in any color. Not sure why they add the blue, as I buy it in silver all the time.
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