The Handbook of Knots

The Handbook of Knots

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Baker & Taylor
Explains how to use rope and provides annotated step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions for tying more than one hundred stopper knots, binding knots, bends, hitches, loops, braids, and splices.

DK Publishing
This expanded edition of the bestselling Handbook of Knots includes 16 additional pages with new photography. Clear instructions and annotated step-by-step photographs will help you learn how to tie more than 100 knots. Choose knots for fishing, camping, sailing, climbing, and for general or decorative use with the help of a quick reference guide.

Publisher: New York : DK, 2004
ISBN: 9780756603748
0756603749
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 13 cm
Alternative Title: Knots

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unbalancedbutfair Mar 13, 2013

I didn't find the illustrations for the knots as good as other books I've found. However, what it lacks in knots it makes up for in its clear and extensive sections on whipping (tying off the end of a rope), lashing (tying sticks/poles together), and splicing (a more secure way of joining rope).

So while the knots are only mediocre, the book shines in showing these other forms of ropework that are equally useful and important. I would certainly buy a copy as a supplementary reference for knot tying though not my primary or even secondary source.

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