How to Tie the Non Jam Heaving Line
Yes, there is such a thing as a Non Jam Heaving Line Knot. The knot itself is slightly bulkier than a normal Heaving Line Knot, but is does have the advantage that is does not jam. The Heaving Line Non Jam, is actually based on the Hangman’s Noose. It is tied in exactly the same way, but where the loop would normally be, is pulled up against the body of the turns of the knot. When tying the Non Jam Heaving Line, the tighter the you make the turns, the harder you will have to pull for the knot to come undone. To compare this to a normal Heaving Line Knot, then click How to Tie a Heaving Line Knot.
What is the Non Jam Heaving Line Knot used for?
The Non Jam Heaving Line knot is used when you need a heaving line that will not jam if the knot gets caught up on an object. As the knot itself is actually a slip knot, a good sharp tug will cause the knot to come undone and thereby making it easier to get your line back.
How to Tie the Non Jam Heaving Line Knot Video
In this video, you will get two knots for the price of one. The Non Jam Heaving Line Knot is based on the Hangman’s Noose, but the noose part itself is closed.
Non Jam Heaving Line for Bushcraft
As a bushcrafter there are time when you need to throw a line over a tree etc. The great thing about the Non Jam Heaving line, is that if it get caught in the fork of a tree, then a good tug will cause the knot to come undone. Before you go out into the field and try this, have a practice at home. This way you will know just how tight to make the turns of the knot and how easy it is to come undone.
How to Tie the Hangman’s Noose
When you tie the Non Jam Heaving Line Knot, you are infarct tying the Hangman’s Noose. The only difference is that rather than pull the noose up tight, it is left as a noose. It is often said that the Hangman’s Noose has 13 turns, however, this is not the case. According to the Art of Knotting and Splicing, by Day; United States Naval Institute eight or nine turns are sufficient.
Heaving Line Non Jam Experience
If you have had experience using the Non Jam Heaving Line, then please do let me knot in the comments below. It is always good to hear how knots are used in anger.