The cow hitch is a common knot used in lots of things including boating, climbing and even we use it in making our survival bracelets. It's a very common knot which lots of people use every day without even knowing. Things like attaching luggage tags, and electronic lanyards are done with the cow hitch.
- Below is a diagram showing you a step by step of how to make a cow hitch.
- The numbers in the instructions below will correspond to the numbers in the image.
- In part one of the diagram your going to fold your cord or rope so theres a loop, and feed it through your shackle. Again this can be done with more than just a shackle, you can use a cow hitch to attach to almost anything thats thin enough, like tree branches, keyrings, and etc.
- In this step you are simply finding your other end. If you folded you cord in half exactly, your opposite end will have equal lengthed cords like shown in part 2 of the diagram.
- In thie part you are going to place the end you found in part 2 through the loop on the other side of the shackle/chosen object.
- Pll your cord through all the way until the knot is tight. It should look like it does in part 4 of the diagram below.