How to Tie the Marlin Spike Hitch
The Marlingspike Hitch is probably one of the simplest of all the hitches that you will learn. You will find that even in its simplest form, you will be using the Marlin Spike hitch a lot! If you are doing decorative knot work, you will be using the Marline Spike Hitch to tighten up your work. Despite it’s simplicity, the Marline Spike Hitch when created with a Marlin Spike or Fid, will not slip and give you a good grip to tighten knots.
How to Tie the Marline Spike Hitch Using a Marline Spike Video
Often when you want a good way of gripping a line and being able to heave in on that line, then the Marlin Spike Hitch will do the job. The thing to remember is to hold your spike along the length of a rope so that the point of the Marlin Spike points in the direction you want to pull. After that it is just a couple of tucks and turns of the Marline Spike and you have achieved a very secure way of holding your line.
Marline Spike Hitch Uses
Marlin Spike Hitch – One Knot Turns into Slip, Loop, Stopper Knot and can also be used to join two ropes together. I am sure that Bowline purists will object to this knot, but I have to say that one knot that can turn into so many other knots, gets my vote.
How to Tie the Marline Spike Hitch and Uses Video
In this Marline Spike Hitch Video Tutorial, you will learn how the Marlin Spike Hitch can be used and turned into so many different knots and applications.
Marlin Spike Hitch for Temporary Rope Ladder
Often the Marline Spike Hitch is used to make a very quick and temporary rope ladder. There is a blog post here How to Make a Temporary Rope Ladder.