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Learn to tie the constrictor knot.

1. Pass the working end of the line around the pole.


2. Bring the end up, cross it over the first turn, and send it forward under the pole.



3. Cross the working end over the standing part.


4. Tuck the working end back under the standing part where it lies beneath the crossover.


The completed, tightened constrictor will not loosen unless you want it to. In fact, it may prove to be difficult to undo.

The constrictor knot looks a lot like the clove hitch, but holds tighter as a knot.

It was developed by the great knots expert, Clifford W. Ashley.

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Date:Jul 1, 2009
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