I love rope bondage…

There are so many neat things you can do with it. You can get rope at any hardware store, You can get all the rope you will ever need for less than the price of a pair of leather cuffs. And you can do SO MUCH more with rope….

The only catch is you need skill and knowledge to make it work…

Some knots you should really learn for rope bondage:

Square Knot
Sheet Bend
Figure Eight
Two Half Hitches
Larks Head
Bowline

The last one is kind of a specialty of mine. The neat thing about the Bowline is that it is a loop that WILL NOT TIGHTEN. That is, it won’t turn into a noose unexpectedly when tied correctly. The bowline comes in many forms. Some of the more useful ones are:

Yosemite Bowline
Bowline on a Bight
French or Portugese Bowline
Spanish Bowline
Match Stick’s Bowline

This is most often described as “The rabbit comes out of his hole, around the tree, and back into his hole.”

Make a loop. The loop is the “hole.” The “tree” is the part on top, also knows as the standing part.

The “rabbit” comes out of the hole…

The “rabbit” goes back into his “hole”. Notice the way the “hole” and “tree” relate, as the “hole” goes over the “tree”. The loop in and out of the hole and over the tree is the part I call the horse-shoe.

This knot can also be used as the starting point for an excellent limb bondage knot. I came up with it, so I’ll be a snob and name it after myself. : )

NOTE: To use this knot, I assume you already know general safety issues about rope bodage, such as watching circulation, rope burn, etc. You should also be able to do a limb to limb tie which is much easier. I class this tie in “advanced” rope bondage

Start with a small bowline with a rather long “rabbit”.

Get a willing victim, and hold the loop parrallel with the limb, with the “rabbit” going to one side. Start to wrap the “rabbit” end around the limb, passing through the loop of the bowline every time.

Wrap till you have at least four turns preferably more…

Now to finish the knot, you follow the path of the “rabbit” again, making a second horse-shoe.

The following example is a bit more clear.

Start with a small bowline with a long rabbit and line it up with the limb.

Start putting the loops around the limb, always passing thorugh the loop of the bowline, keeping the loops neat, and not loose, but certainly not tight. You should be able to get two fingers under the ropes easily.

After you have put a good number of wraps on, take the “rabbit” and come out of the “hole”.

Then put the “rabbit” back down into the “hole” after going round the “tree”, and you are done!

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  1. Thanks for the share!
    Nancy.R

    Comment by Nancy — 30/09/2011 @

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