Who needs a whole book on knots? Campers, anglers, and weekend first mates to name a few, and they would be doing themselves a great favor checking out this wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Need a secure loop tied in the middle of a rope during your next camping trip? Bowline on the Bight to the rescue. Lash a canoe firmly in place atop your car? A clove hitch, maybe, though the smart move is to add one more loop to create the nearly immovable constrictor knot. Each knot is presented with step-by-step photos and concise instructions, and even the novice will be able to whip out surgeon's knots and Italian hitches before they know it--as this reviewer can attest! The chapter on braiding will be especially appreciated by home crafters. A fine little book Brian McCombie --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Des Pawson has run a ropeworking business for over 20 years. He teaches and displays his skills at exhibitions, galleries and museums all over the world, and is co-founder of The International Guild of Knot Tyers. Des has appeared on radio and television and his work is featured in a number of publications including The Boatman, Country Living and the Financial Times. Des resides in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Love this book . the knotting examples are excellent to follow and learn. Would highly recommend. First choice of knot books!Published 16 months ago by angela worsley
I bought this book as a gift for my husband and he loves it. When we went camping he was so proud of himself for tying the right knots. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2013 by Anna
This book is excellent. It has really easy to follow instructions including several pictures per knot. Read morePublished on April 29 2011 by TK
My son, a Scout, has had hours of fun from this book. It has very clear instructions and great photos. We bought another copy as a gift for a friend.Published on Nov. 26 2009 by iWife
As a pacifist and a professional bank robber let me just say that this text is indispensable. Danger is inherent to my line of work. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002 by (.) (.)
Mr. Des Pawson's HANDBOOK OF KNOTS is an intelligent compendium of the most practical and used knots to be found on a construction site, camping ground, sailing ship, or diver's... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2002 by Brian A. Glennon
An excellent book on most aspects of knot tying. From rope types and descriptions to rope storage techniques this book provides all the essential information that the novice or... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2001 by Doc