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The Bee Sting Knot
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:15:11 AM »
I'm looking for a knot for shackling a persons hands.
Maybe.. I've found a solution.
The Bee Sting Knot in principle is just the Adjustable Grip Hitch
I just take a few more turns around the standing part before finishing it of.

The clue is that with a quick pull the loop locks.
Have a look at the pictures:

What do you think?
Do you know a better way for handcuffing?



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Re: The Bee Sting Knot
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 12:33:23 AM »
ok no.. in its current form it does not meet the scenario  :-\
I like the mechanism though!


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Re: The Bee Sting Knot
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 04:31:53 PM »
The prisoner cuff

the prussic knot tied to its own S part to form an adjustable loop

a bowline with multiple loops

a cats paw

a basic wrap finished with any number of knots there are a ton of ways. Just remember any time you tie some one up take some basic precautions.  Safe word, EMT shears are preferred over knives or scissors for emergencies.  I know you are talking about a basic hand tie but the unexpected could happen at any time.


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Re: The Bee Sting Knot
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 03:23:52 PM »
The TKB books actually cover a number of cuffs and shackles. I'm sure JD could suggest a few of them.

One that I found quite by accident is, believe it or not, the Chinese Button/Lanyard knot. Still learning so fogive me if I use the wrong terminology. Tie the knot at the middle, as if doing it like a button. If you look at the top of the knot, you have three bights. The center bight should be the middle of the entire rope. The two outer bights however, drop down through the knot, leading to the ends of the rope. You could loosen up these bights to form a pair of loops. Slip the loops over the person's hands, pull as tight as needed, and secure with a simple knot underneath, square knot for instance.

I know it doesn't make for a particularly interesting or decorative knot, I prefer the cuffs that look like a blood knot with a bight at each end, but I did think it was an interesting use of the Chinese button knot.