Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is a clear, comprehensive, and practical guide to tying more than 100 knots. The book begins with the basic information you will need for choosing, using, and maintaining ropes. There are then seven sections on different families of knots: stopper knots; binding knots; bends; hitches; loops; plaits and sennits; and splices and whippings. Step-by-step color photographs and captions show exactly how to tie each knot. A gallery spread of photographs of the finished knots opens each chapter, providing a valuable cross-reference to the step-by-step pages. Each chapter contains History spreads, which give the fascinating back-story of how some of the knots came into being and explain their original purpose and function, as well as Thematic spreads, which present the essential knots for a range of activities in a single, easy-to-access location. Double-page picture spreads add color and context throughout the book. Icons show at-a-glance the categories of use for each knot, and the book also contains a full glossary.
Author: Des Pawson
Publisher: Dk Pub
Provides instructions for tying knots for various purposes; features advice on selecting, using, and maintaining ropes; and offers information about knot families, including stopper knots, binding knots, bends, hitches, loops, and sennits.
This text provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than 100 of the most useful knots. With knots for climbing, sailing and fishing, every knot contains information on its history and development, alternative names and its uses.
All knots are useful, but many can also be very beautiful. Here, Lindsey Philpott, expert knot tyer, sets out to provide the most comprehensive, useful, and attractive book of decorative knots from around the world. Readers will learn the materials, methods, measurements, and tools needed to tie dozens of beautiful knots. Flat knots, round knots, square knots, covering knots—you name it, and this book has it. From braids to plaits to sinnets, here are step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs for the knot tyer’s reference. Chapters include: Getting Started Purely Decorative Knots Netting and Woven Knots Turk’s Head Knots Knob Knots And much more! Philpott provides a brief history of knotting, in addition to instructions and helpful images. Practical tips, like what materials not to use will advise beginners about the details of knot tying. Once you practice the knots illustrated in these pages, you can use the information to create your own individual style—and even some new knots! Handy reference book as well as a beautiful gift, this is an essential addition to every knot enthusiast’s library.
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.'
A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure! The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you: Select and tie the right knot for any task Identify and untie existing knots Choose and maintain your rope, and more! With more than 80 time-tested knots and more than 600 color photos, this Field Guide is indispensible for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, equestrians—and anyone else who’s ever needed to change a sail, reposition a climbing rope, or splice a tent pole!
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.
Knots Step by Step
Author: Des Pawson
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Get yourself in the perfect knot with this ultimate guide to knots for every occasionKnots Step by Step is the essential guide to knowing and tying knots for every purpose. From figure-of-eights to reef knots and highwayman's hitches to monkey's fists, it includes every knot you ever thought you needed to tie, and more. The book comes with a handy rope so you can practice every knot as you learn. Covering more than 100 knots for climbing, sailing, horse-riding, survival and fishing as well as for gardening, DIY, medical and decorative purposes, the clear layout and photographs of every step will move you on from knot-tying novice in no time. You'll also learn all about the different types of knots and the fascinating stories behind how many of these came into being.Knots Step by Step is the ideal book to have to hand for whenever a knot is needed. Previously published as the Handbook of Knots.
An exceptionally clear illustrated guide to seventy of the most common knots.
A must-have title that will inspire novices and experienced anglers alike, The Complete Fishing Manual is the definitive guide to fishing, covering everything from strategies and techniques, to bait, tackle, and equipment.
WHEN YOUR LIFE, HOME, AND PROPERTY ARE HANGING BY A THREAD, THESE ARE THE KNOTS TOO STRONG TO BREAKYOUR LIFE When catastrophe strikes and modern technologies fail, ropework skills will become as essential for survival as they were for centuries past. The variety of knots taught in this book are guaranteed to hold against even the toughest forces, ensuring that an emergency doesn’t turn into a disaster. When your life, home, and property are hanging by a thread, these powerful knots are too strong to break: •Create sturdy shelter with a HARNESS BEND •Preserve sacks of grain with a BAG KNOT •Move fallen trees with a BOWLINE •Transport injured persons with a MUNTER HITCH •Secure your home against intruders with a ZEPPELIN BEND •Hang rations above floodwater with a SCAFFOLD KNOT Prepper’s Guide to Knots features clear, step-by-step instructions on tying each knot. It also provides information on selecting the right type of rope, the history of ropework and the specific benefits of each knot.
The Ashley Book of Knots
Author: Clifford Warren Ashley
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Traces the history of knot tying and offers illustrated instructions for nearly four thousand different knots
Author: Geoffrey Budworth, Richard Hopkins
Publisher: Chartwell Books
What Knot contains over 150 knots and splices which are illustrated in full color throughout, accompanied by step-by-step instructions. When the knot involves two or more ropes, different colors are used to clarify how the knot is actually constructed. This book book also includes helpful information on cordage types, tools, etc., together with a comprehensive glossary of terminology. Each chapter is organized by knot type: overhand knots, half-knots and half hitches; figure of-eight knots; bowlines and sheet bends; crossing knots; wrap-and-tuck knots; and mavericks and mutations. Each knot has useful colored tabs on the page which indicate to what activities they can be applied, such as Boating & Sailing, House & Garden, Outdoor Pursuits, Caving & Climbing, and/or Crafts. Anyone can tie knots. Learn just one or two and you will be glad you bought this book. Learn ten and it could make a difference to your life. The ability to tie a few basic bends and bindings, hitches, loops and lashings, is an invaluable skill. Knotting is a fundamental but fascinating process, being an art, craft, science and philosophy, all rolled into one.
An essential handbook on tying a wide variety of knots, with advice on how each one can be used whether indoor and outdoor pursuits, angling and fishing, boating and sailing, or caving and climbing.