AY Honor Knot Tying Requirements used by General Conference

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Knot Tying

Skill Level






Approval authority

General Conference

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Knot Tying
Skill Level
Approval authority
General Conference
Year of Introduction
See also

1. Define the following terms:

a. Bight

b. Running end

c. Standing part

d. Underhand loop

e. Overhand loop

f. Turn

g. Bend

h. Hitch

i. Splice

j. Whipping

2. Know how to care for rope.

3. Describe the difference between laid rope and braided rope and list three uses of each.

4. Identify the following types of rope:

a. Manila

b. Sisal

c. Nylon

d. Polypropylene

5. What are some advantages and disadvantages of synthetic rope?

6. Do the following to rope:

a. Splice

b. Eye splice

c. Back splice

d. Finish the end of a rope with a double crown, whipping, or a Matthew Walker's knot.

7. Make a six-foot piece of three-strand twisted rope from native materials or twine.

8. From memory tie at least 20 of the following knots and know their common uses and limitations. Demonstrate how they are used.

a. Anchor bend

b. Bowline

c. Bowline on a bight

d. Butterfly loop knot or Alpine butterfly knot

e. Carrick bend

f. Cat's paw

g. Clove hitch

h. Constrictor knot

i. Crown knot

j. Double bow

k. Double sheetbend

l. Figure eight

m. Fisherman's bend

n. Fisherman's loop

o. Halter hitch

p. Hunter's bend

q. Lariat or Bowstring knot

r. Lark's head

s. Man harness knot

t. Miller's knot

u. Packer's knot

v. Pipe hitch

w. Prusik knot

x. Sheepshank

y. Sheet bend

z. Slip knot

aa. Slipped half hitch

bb. Slipped sheet bend

cc. Square knot

dd. Stevedore's knot

ee. Strangle knot

ff. Surgeon's knot

gg. Taut-line hitch

hh. Timber hitch

ii. Two half hitches

9. Make a knot board showing 25 or more knots.