How to Tie the Buntline Hitch
Buntline Hitch, Buntline Hitch Slipped Version How to Tie the Buntline Hitch (Jam Knot)
1229. The Buntline Hitch serves well as a Jam Knot. It consists of a Clove Hitch tied around its own standing part in the opposite way to which Two Half Hitches are taken.
1711. 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 l is inside instead of outside the first one.
1712. The Slipped Buntline Hitch has been recommended in agricultural college bulletins as a means of “tying up” horses.
Buntline Hitch or Gnat Hitch
If you like the Buntline Hitch, you may also want to consider the Gnat Hitch. The Gnat hitch is considered easier to tie than the Buntline Hitch and also considered to carry out the job just as well. I think maybe just tie the two and see which one suits you the best?
What is the Buntline Hitch For?
A very simple and effective hitch, the buntline hitch originates from the days of sail. It was used to secure the buntlines to the foot of the sail. Please refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clewlines_and_buntlines for a better understanding of the Buntline in relation to the sail.
It has gained popularity due to its performance in slippery modern synthetic lines.