The Buntline Hitch is a knot is used in the Rope Tree Swing project to fasten the rope from the tree branch to the chain link. This is a very secure knot that is not easily undone. The rope used in this example is 5/8 inch diameter braided polypropylene.
How to Tie a Buntline Hitch Knot
Step 1 – Tuck the rope into the metal link. Take a moment and confirm the orientation is correct as shown – it’s easy to start off backwards here.
Step 2 – Wrap working end of the rope around the standing part as shown.
Step 3 – Form a Figure 8.
Step 4 – Tuck the working end of the rope through the bottom of the Figure 8 to make a Half-Hitch knot.
Step 5 – Bring the working end back and tuck it through as shown to tie a 2nd Half-Hitch.
Step 6 – Progress thus far: two Half-Hitches.
Step 7 – Pull the rope tight to cinch up the knot.
Step 8 – Lay the working end of the rope to the right.
Step 9 – For extra security, tie a third Half-Hitch Knot and pull tight.
Completed Buntline Hitch Knot with an Extra Half-Hitch
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