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The artillery loop is a knot with a loop on the bight for non-critical purposes. The artillery loop must have the loop loaded or it will slip and contract easily. It is an inferior knot to the alpine butterfly knot, possibly dangerously so, in that it can be yanked out of shape and turn into a running knot or noose.
|Names||Artillery loop, Artilleryman's knot, Manharness knot, Manharness loop, Harness loop, Harness hitch, Belayer's hitch Douglass knot|
|Related||Farmer's loop, Alpine butterfly knot, Span loop, Marlinespike hitch|
|Caveat||Must have load, may slip unexpectedly under tension creating a running knot or noose|
|ABoK||#153, #428, #532, #1050, #1051|