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Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work Hardcover – Mar 21 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 690 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 4th Revised edition edition (March 21 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870330217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870330216
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 19.3 x 5.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #532,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mitchell Butterfield on Dec 20 2003
Format: Hardcover
I asked Santa for this book.If I've been good this will be the third copy I've owened or possessed I should say, the first was on loan from a retired bosuns mate, I was hopping after a year or so he'd forget, he didn't. The second was from Santa, I worked trees and boats for twenty some years and "The Book" went every where with me but ultimatly was lost in a storage during a move (MIA). I can still turn a three strand turks head from memory and throw a half dozen bowlines but I miss my old friend especially the multistrand braids and tatting.The book is a wealth of information, sometimes it can be difficult to follow but after you under thier style of instruction it falls into place and goes pretty easy.I've only found a couple knots not covered but if I look hard enough and long enough I would find it's varient or it's great grandfather. This book is a must for anyone interested in knots and fancy ropework.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By aybeseas on Oct. 25 2001
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book at a junk store about 40 years ago when I was 10 years old. (My copy is 1958). I don't know what it was about the book that caught my eye and convinced me to part with what little cash money I might have had, but out of that purchase has come a lifetime of pleasure playing with ropes. It is not a "first book on knots" by any means ... it's often a discouraging decipher but therin lies the fun. I don't know how many "new knots" I have come up with while trying to figure out one of their illustrations. For the serious knot-head only.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 3 2001
Format: Hardcover
I have loved this book since I first checked it out from the library. It was my first book of knots. The photos are beautiful. I would recomend it for anyone who loves knots and splicing.
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Format: Hardcover
While I mostly concur in fellow IGKT member Joe Schmidbauer's review, I will emphasize that this large book is by no means helpful in learning how to use knots/rope. It contains errors and usually is bereft of any guidance on WHY a certain knot is shown. Further, its images are often hard to discern.
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