Learn how to do common whipping. Easy step by step instructions for tying whipping on a ropes end in this knot tying video tutorial.
Common whipping is the simplest whipping method but not the strongest or most secure whipping knot. Sometimes called wolf whipping it is very similarly tied to the hangman's noose knot. Commonly done with whipping twine or waxed twin, this knot is knot #3442 in the Ashley Book of Knots (ABoK). Made by laying a bite along the rope and wrapping a series of turns over it. The working end is tucked through the loop and pulled down under the wraps. The ends are then trimmed off.
This is just one of many whipping methods including: sailmaker's whipping, palm and needle whipping, sailors whipping, west country whipping, riggers whipping, french whipping, crown whipping and Portuguese whipping.
Uses and advantages: Obviously used to stop a rope's end from fraying, but can also be used as a decorative or ornamental wrapping knot around a post or pole. The main advantage is that it is easy to learn and fast to make.
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