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Category shortening
Related Sheepshank, Catshank
Typical use Shortening rope

The dogshank is a variant of the sheepshank, where the eyes formed at each end have the ends of the rope passed through them to prevent the knot from spilling. (The ends of the rope must be available.)


  • Chiang Kai Shek College (September 13, 2005). Basic Knots. Retrieved November 6, 2005. Section 8 contains a description of the Dogshank.