Bale sling hitch, Bale sling, Barrel sling, Strap hitch
Tied with a loop knot at the end of a rope
RelatedCow hitch
Typical useHoisting or lowering objects
ABoK#1694, #2163, #2168

The bale sling hitch (or strap hitch) is a knot which traditionally uses a continuous loop of strap to form a cow hitch around an object in order to hoist or lower it. In practice, a similar arrangement can also be formed using a fixed loop at the end of a rope. This loop could be formed at the end of a line with a knot, such as the bowline, or a large eye splice.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Ashley, Clifford W. (1944), The Ashley Book of Knots, New York: Doubleday, pp. 348–9