Ultimate Encyclopedia Knots and Ropework
Over 1200 colour photographs
Over 200 projects
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|Number of Pages||256|
|Size(mm)||297 x 228mm|
|ISBN||1 84309 146 1|
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Over 200 tying techniques comprehensively illustrated in step-by-step photographs
All the key knot types covered: bends, hitches, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings
Knot categories include angling and fishing, boating and sailing, caving and climbing, general purpose and outdoor pursuits
Information on cord and rope fibres, and an invaluable table charting the qualities and breaking strengths of each
Over 1,200 colour photographs
Knots have been around for thousands of years - even Neolithic man tied the reef knot, clove hitch and running noose. There are several thousand knots in existence and an almost infinite number of variations of these. This comprehensive reference manual and practical handbook presents over 200 knots, illustrating how to tie them in step-by-step photographs and clear, detailed text. All the key knot types are covered, including bends, hitches, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings. These include familiar knots, such as the simple overhand or thumb knot, but there are also more challenging knots such as the seizing bend, boom hitch, Chinese button knot and variations of the square Turkís head. Every knot is clearly identified by category: angling/fishing; boating/sailing; caving/climbing; general purpose and outdoor pursuits; with easy-reference symbols denoting each knotís use at the top
of each page.
Each set of instructions is clearly written and accompanied by precise photographs that take you through every step of tying the knot. Whether you are an eager beginner or a lifelong devotee of the satisfying art of knot-tying, this handbook will prove an absorbing and indispensable guide.
Geoffrey Budworth has been closely associated with the art, craft, science and philosophy of tying knots for more than fifty years. He is a prolific writer and an influential name on the knotting scene. Twenty-five years ago he promoted the systematic evaluation of knotted clues preserved at scenes of crime, and the subsequent presentation of such evidence in the courts, which has resulted in him being called 'the Father of Forensic knotting'. In 1982 he co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers and is a past President of the Guild as well as a frequent contributor to its quarterly magazine Knotting Matters.
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