The ScoutWiki Network server was upgraded on November 20th, 2019. The maintenance is now over. Please inform us in Slack or via email if you encounter any unexpected errors – it's possible the upgrade has missed something. Thanks and happy scoutwiki'ng!

Transom knot

From ScoutWiki, For Everyone, Everywhere involved with Scouting and Guiding...
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Transom knot
Category lashing
Related Constrictor knot
Releasing Jamming
Typical use Light-duty right-angle lashing
ABoK #385, #1182, #1255

The Transom knot is a simple lashing knot, based on the Constrictor knot, used to secure two linear objects at right angles to each other. To reinforce, a second Transom knot can be made on the opposite side and at a right-angle to the first. Suggested for binding kite sticks.[1]


  1. Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 225.