How to Tie the Sheepshank
Generally the Sheepshank is a great way of shortening a length of rope that is too long, without the need of cutting the rope. It can also be used to bypass a section of damaged rope. Often the Sheepshank is used in conjunction with other knots to tie-down a load that forms part of the Truckers Hitch.
How to Tie a Sheepshank Video
In this video I will show a couple of variations of tying the Sheepshank. One problem with a sheepshank is that the Sheepshank can too easly fall apart if the rope is not under constant tension. So included is a variant that incorporates the Marlin Spike Hitch.