hitch commonly used to attach a line to a piece of hardware.
Left: Buntline hitch
Right: Slipped buntline hitch
|Names||Buntline hitch, Stunsail tack bend, Studding sail tack bend, Inside clove hitch|
|Related||Clove hitch, Two half-hitches, Lobster buoy hitch, Corned beef knot|
|ABoK||#55, #397, #1229, #1711, #1712, #1807, #1838, #1847, #1918, #2408|
The buntline hitch is a knot used for attaching a rope to an object. It is formed by passing the working end around an object, then making a clove hitch around the rope's standing part, taking care that the turns of the clove hitch progress towards the object rather than away from it. Secure and easily tied, the buntline hitch will jam when subjected to extreme loads. Given the knot's propensity to jam, it is often made in slipped form.
The buntline hitch, when bent to a yard, makes a more secure knot than two half hitches, but is more liable to jam. It differs from two half hitches in that the second half hitch is inside instead of outside the first one.