Cutting a rope without a knife

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Cutting a rope without a knife

by Nikolas_A » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:24 pm

I read about it in Andy Kirkpatrick's blog and wanted to test it for myself. I was really impressed and I made this video to demonstrate. Try it!

It also makes you think about how important it is not to let your ropes rub against each other or against slings.

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Re: Cutting a rope without a knife

by Baarb » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:56 pm

That is pretty eye-opening. Saying that though you can cut through a drain pipe with a piece of string; s'pose it's all about a bit of friction and heat.

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Re: Cutting a rope without a knife

by mrchad9 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:24 pm

Impressive. I would have thought it possible, but not nearly so quickly.

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Re: Cutting a rope without a knife

by Kai » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:02 am

My boot laces are 2mm dynema. I guess I know what to do if I need to cut some rope and don't have a knife.

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