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

Binding (knot)

From ScoutWiki, For Everyone, Everywhere involved with Scouting and Guiding...
Revision as of 20:20, 17 January 2010 by Bot egel (talk | contribs) (Robot: Automated text replacement (-\[\[(Seizing)\]\] +\1); cosmetic changes)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The binding knot may possess either of two possible fundamental mechanical properties by which they function:

  • Friction Type: These binding knots pass at least once around a load and are held in place by the friction caused between the windings of the line that pass over top of other winding.
  • Knotted Ends Type: These binding knots pass at least once around a load and are held in place by the two ends of the line being knotted together.

Binding knots may be used to bind an individual object or a load made of multiple loose objects.

Whipping and Seizing are classified differently from Binding knots since they contain many turns like a lashing despite serving a similar function to a Binding knot.

See Also