Highwayman’s Hitch

Highwayman's Hitch

Highwayman’s Hitch or Highwayman’s Cutaway

The Highwayman’s Hitch is also known as the Highwayman’s Cutaway. The Highwayman’s Hitch is not too dissimilar to the Painter Hitch, and functions in a very similar way. The Highwayman’s Hitch is a great way of tying something up quickly and also has the advantage of being a quick release knot.

A word of caution would be’ to only use this hitch as a temporary hitch and not used for critical loads.

For additional security, I toggle or the working end of the rope could be pass through the final bight to prevent it from easily coming undone.

For those of you that are interested here is a link to the Painter Hitch.

How to Tie the Highwayman’s Hitch Video

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