Originally Posted by glmark
Maybe I just don't understand the response, but how does the snap shackle get attached to the line if not with a knot. (sorry)
It does, with a very secure but difficult to untie knot such as the buntline hitch. The snap shackle makes it easy to disconnect quickly. I agree with the other posters who have pointed this out though that the potential for damage and injury far outweighs this advantage.