Cow Hitch – Pedigree Cow Hitch – Cow Hitch Variant

Cow Hitch

How to Tie the Cow Hitch

The Cow Hitch, is also known as: Deadeye hitch, Running eye, Lark’s head, Lark’s foot, Girth hitch, Ring hitch, Lanyard hitch, Tag Knot, Bale Sling hitch, Baggage Tag Loop, Cow hitch.

The cow hitch really is one of the simplest knots to learn. However as a secure knot, if there is tension on both ends of the rope, then it is secure. However, if there is weight on only one of the ends of rope, then it can be prone to slipping. This can be prevented by adding a half hitch on the non loaded end of rope. Alternatively the Pedigree Cow Hitch will help to make the cow hitch even more secure. For additional security the Cow Hitch Variant, can be used.

You will find that once you have learnt this knot, you will see it being used in many different applications. Often used in a looped piece of rope, such as a barrel sling, camera lens cap attachment etc.

Cow Hitch Video Tutorial

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