Originally Posted by lvleph
I was looking up some knots and I think I discovered the problem and how to fix it. The Lark's Head comes around the outside edge of the ring causing the second ring to come off-center.
The Prusik Knot could have the same problem. But probably not as much.
However, using an Anchor Hitch relieves this problem.
And here is how to tie it.
Yes the anchor knot is closely related to the full turn and 2 half hitches. I tried that and for me it had the same problem as the larks head. If you look at the knot, either one, from the side you can see that most or all of the force of the rope is exerted via that first turn around the rings. That first turn then exerts most of its force on that first ring in the turn. The second ring doesn't receive equal force. The unequal forces on the rings then tends to pull them uneven. That leads to the situation again where slippage depends on how you thread the buckle and that is one thing Itry to avoid. I want the same forces no matter which direction I thread the buckle. That just makes it simpler for me.