The Hang-mans Knot - created by UncleJimmy


The Hang-mans Knot
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Common myth and belief is that to be a true hangman's knot this knot was to have 13 wraps to properly break the neck of the condemned...this however is untrue. Most commonly it was tied with wet or oiled rope and contained between 6 and 8 wraps. More information can be had at ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangman%27s_knot (5 years and 1551 days ago)

avatar madamemonty

That is so freaky.. well done

avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Good One

avatar iquraishi
iquraishi says:

and we can even count that there are 13 knots..

author says:

Thank you, and yes, I ensured that there were indeed 13 wraps in the knot. I'm certain that if there weren't, you very clever people would have immediately spotted the error...it is good to know that you all were looking closely again!

avatar Lamantine
Lamantine says:

stunning

avatar locksmagic

Awesome shot, I love the lighting and ingenuity. When I was making a noose for a recent shoot the way to knowledgeable hardware guy informed me that "it's got to have 8 to make it legal" My only question was legal for What?!

avatar westfall
westfall says:

nicely done author!!

avatar westfall
westfall says:

nicely done author!!

here's an explination Lock...

The number eight is common because that is the bare minimun of 1 inch rope that it takes to break the neck of a 150 pound man. By using 13 loops you can increase the weight to that of 225 pound man. Anything less would not insure correct neck breakage and we woould risk the victim choking to death.

author says:

WOW! Thanks westfall, a great explanation and some info I didn't know.

avatar adeincyprus

superb capture..............

avatar locksmagic

Thanks for the info westfall, but why on earth do you know that?

author says:

I was kinda wondering the same thing...I guess I'll just politely refuse if he offers to "Help" me with my bow-tie....LOL

avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Awesome shot and good choice! I think ya just might have a winner.

I'm kicking myself now for not thinking of this myself. GL!

avatar locksmagic

Sooo... I have been racking my brain all day trying to figure out how to top this, my conclusion is I can't. Bravo author, I hate you now but bravo.

author says:

@ Locks, I'm sorry you feel that way (Not really ) ) and that is likely the best comment I have EVER gotten...did I hear the gauntlet thrown down for a possible future 1 vs 1 contest???

avatar westfall
westfall says:

im full of useless info.... or in this case.. usefull?.. lol..

avatar locksmagic

Consider yourself challenged my friend, I only hope that when the results are in and I've crushed your hopes and dreams that you'll try and pull yourself together and continue to get mediocre shots like this one

avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Let's all meet behind the gym!

avatar dollmommy
dollmommy says:

Excellent!!......GL

avatar adeincyprus

Congrats on your 1st, a stunning entry.

avatar locksmagic

Congrats man this was incredible!

avatar Giulia
Giulia says:

Congratulations!!!

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