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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Each of the knots described in this reference is clearly identified by category and step-by-step instructions and colour photographs explain how to tie or splice them.
The author also includes information on ropes, their strengths and their uses. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Does the plot get tangled, does the writer tie up the loose ends, or does he just string the reader along? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 24, Shayne rated it really liked it Shelves: real-book. Other than the cover, everything about this book is the same: layout, copy, photos.
Still counting it as read. Jan 30, Kevin Selzer rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Enthusiastic knot-tyers. I've quite a collection of knot books, and I would say that this is the best of them. Of course it doesn't have the sheer volume of Ashley's and yes there is that obligatory first chapter about rope strength and different types that will go ignored - we're here for the knots afterall - but even that is quite readable. The book gives a good selection of knots, including both those very useful and those useful for showing off with as they're quite unusual.
There's also a key that gives the general I've quite a collection of knot books, and I would say that this is the best of them.
There's also a key that gives the general uses of the knots and a short history for each entry. And yes, perhaps the most important test, the diagrams and instructions are fairly simple to follow so that you can actually learn from the book. Of course, it is just about always better to learn from someone else as both parties will get more enjoyment that way, but for advanced knotheads as well as those aspiring, this is an essential book in the knot-tying library.
View 1 comment. Excellent resource if you need to know how to tie a carrick bend. Our son is in Boy Scouts so this comes in handy.
I also learned a few decorative knots so I can say I have truly enjoyed it! An excellent collection of knots, hitches, plaits, lashings and anything else you may want to do with a rope. Many of the knots were new to me and were very interesting in their functions. Tying the knots as I went through the book, I was particularly excited to learn the icycle hitch, which can hold of a verticle spike with a declining side e. However, I was slightly disappointed by the fact that in some of the pictures which were generally great , it was not clear which end was An excellent collection of knots, hitches, plaits, lashings and anything else you may want to do with a rope.
However, I was slightly disappointed by the fact that in some of the pictures which were generally great , it was not clear which end was the working end - I think the ends should be visible and especially not obscured by hands, if possible. One last thing that would have made the book better would be if variations of tying some of the knots were shown - e. I know a neater way of tying the bowline than shown in the book.
Some of the knots were tied by passing both ends through loops, which shouldn't be necessary and doesn't really translate to pragmatic scenarios. Jan 13, Brian rated it really liked it. The best knot book I could find. Nov 22, Blake rated it really liked it. This could also be named "The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Geekiness," but it is still a great reference book. Ever wanted to make a pair of twine sandals? Baffled at how to keep that set of lb. Need a way to keep that kidnapped wildebeest restrained while preserving your living room from destruction?
This book is the answer to your prayers. Everyone should own it, and the fact that it is always a tempting find on the Barnes and Nobles barg This could also be named "The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Geekiness," but it is still a great reference book. Everyone should own it, and the fact that it is always a tempting find on the Barnes and Nobles bargain rack is a reassuring thought.
A fine reference to some very useful knots. There are thousands of knots, but this guide focuses on a relative handful that are the most useful.
The illustrations are beautiful. This book is as much a work of art as it is a reference guide. While not exactly the "ultimate" in knot books, it is still a worthwhile addition to library. I won't call it the Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots. However, this book is glossy and easy on the eyes. It could act as a good coffee table book with actually useful content. Apr 04, Charles rated it it was amazing Shelves: field-guides , read-in , reference , sailing.
A great book. May 30, Ainsley rated it it was amazing. Knot for k nothing is this book the bees knees of books about knots. How to tie knots with simple, helpful photographs. Tie up your loose ends today! Aug 06, Kris Minnich rated it really liked it. Excellent illustrations for learning or refreshing your knot tying skills. The whole book is colorful and laid out well. A must have for boaters, hikers, and campers.
I need to learn my knots for boating! Apr 09, Rose added it Shelves: adult-non-fiction. Feb 17, Jim Wilcox rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite knot books. More detailed review to follow. Oct 08, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: own. I love the easy to follow instructions and step by step illustrations in this book. An excellent book. Beautifully illustrated. Excellent source of more knots.
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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework
Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Rope Work