Buntline Hitch

Use the Buntline Hitch to fasten items such as snaps, towing eyes, and rings to rope or cord. It forms a small, neat and reliable knot. It is a secure knot, but it tends to jam, so it is not easy to untie. It is a knot that is useful for work that will be left unattended for longer periods, since it will not untie suddenly. The Buntline Hitch should not be used for tying to a climbing rope however.

To Tie a Buntline Hitch:

Pass the end of the rope through the shackle then back up across the standing part. Make a turn around the standing line, forming a loop with the shackle at the base of the loop.Buntline Hitch Step 1
Bring free end across tops of both parts of the loop. Make a turn around the standing part of the loop, making sure free and exits between itself and the standing part of the loop.Buntline Hitch Step 2
Pull the knot tight down onto the shackle.Buntline Hitch Step 3