Sheepshank How to Tie

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.

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