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FM 5-125
Knots, Splices, Attachments, and  Ladders
Section I. Knots, Hitches, and Lashings
A study of the terminology picturedin
will aid in understanding the methods of 
and the definitions in 
Table 2-1 , page 2-2,
knotting presented in this section.
Knots, Splices, Attachments, and Ladders 2-1
FM 5-125
The raw, cut end of a rope has a tendency to
the size of the rope. The whipped end of a
untwist and should always be knotted or fas-
rope will still thread through blocks or
tened in some manner to prevent this
other openings. Before cutting a rope, place
untwisting. Whipping is one method of fas-
two whippings on the rope 1 or 2 inches
tening the end of the rope to prevent
apart and make the cut between the whip-
untwisting (see
A rope is
pings (see 
This will prevent thewhipped by wrapping the end tightly with a
cut ends from untwisting immediately
small cord. This method is particularly satis-after they are cut.factory because there is very little increase in
A knot is an interlacement of the parts
used as a stopper to prevent a rope from
of one or more flexible bodies, such as cord-passing through an opening.age rope, forming a lump. It is also any tie orA good knot must be easy to tie, must hold
fastening formed with a rope, includingwithout slipping, and must be easy to
bends, hitches, and splices. A knot is often
untie. The choice of the best knot, bend, or
2-2 Knots, Splices, Attachments, and Ladders
FM 5-125
Knots, Splices, Attachments, and Ladders 2-3

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