Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work Hardcover – Mar 21 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
This is not a guide for beginners. Most knots are photographed complete and tight, with precious little material on tying steps. Even expert tyers will find some of the photos dificult to follow. Organization is often poor, with knots of completely different appearance and use sometimes on the same page.
On the other hand, the sections on multi-strand knots, splicing, plaits, and decorative knotting are among the finest ever done, but again illlustrated directions are sparse.
Definitely find a copy and take a good look at this book, but make sure it is what you want before purchasing.
Most recent customer reviews
Most excellent book on ropework. It is not quite as much fun to read as The Ashley Book of Knots but it is at least as detailed. Read morePublished 21 months ago by dan hunter
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. Read morePublished on July 28 2000 by Dan Lehman
This book is definitly NOT for the beginner! However it is also NOT the musty old tome that many feel that it is. Aboard any modern merchant ship, this is a MUST HAVE... Read morePublished on April 10 2000 by Cory Johnson