The hinge joint is the most common knot in agricultural fencing, found on both low carbon and high tensile products. The knot is formed by wrapping the vertical stay wire pieces around the line wire at each intersection. This design can also absorb animal impact without damage and is the most economical knot choice available.
The “S” knot design uses a separate piece of wire that attaches the line wire to the solid stay wire assuring maximum strength and prevents the fence from buckling or sagging. This design is smooth to the touch so you won’t have to worry about injuries to your animals. The knot’s strength holds up to even the strongest animal or weather impact while maintaining flexibility.
Found on The 50-Year Fence and Solidlock products, this design is top of the line. The fixed knot utilizes solid vertical stay wires, which increase the vertical strength of the fence and allow for increased post spacing. The knot is a separate piece of wire tightly wrapped around the line wire and stay wire. Fixed knot fence is very resistant to animal damage.