The timber hitch is used to secure a rope round a post or any cylindrical object. It is also known as Bowyer’s Knot owing to its use in attaching the end of the bowstring to a longbow.
Timber Hitch Knot Instructions
Sailors often add a half hitch in front of the timber hitch for extra stability while lowering long items or towing. This modification is known as the Killick hitch.
- As per The Ashley Book of Knots, its main use lies in handling cargo.
- Helpful for towing a log or a spar in water or on land.
- Used by arborists and lumbermen to attach ropes to branches, tree trunks and logs.
- To connect the strings of the guitar and ukelele to their bridges.