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How to Tie a Manharness Knot

This one's not as kinky as it sounds—it's actually used to harness a man to a load that needs pulling.


  • Step 1: Make "Q" shape Cross the end of the rope over the top of the remaining rope, making a "Q" shape.
  • TIP: Be sure to give your "Q" a very long tail—you'll need some extra length to complete the knot.
  • Step 2: Pass end through loop Take the end of the rope, or the tail of the "Q," and pass it horizontally behind both legs of the loop.
  • Step 3: Pull bottom left edge over top edge Reach down behind the horizontal and pull the bottom left edge of the Q up behind it, then over the top edge of the "Q."
  • Step 4: Tighten knot Pull up on the loop you just created until the knot has tightened, and whether you're a man or woman, consider yourself harnessed.
  • FACT: Soldiers often use this knot to drag gun carriages from battle to battle, earning it another name: the Artillery Loop.

You Will Need

  • A single length of rope

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