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Essential Knots: The Step-by-Step Guide to Tying the Perfect Knot for Every Situation Hardcover – Nov 1 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Skipstone; Pck edition (Nov. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594854858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594854859
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa8bcb510) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
HASH(0xa7f15c0c) out of 5 stars Good book! Most of the instructions seem clear and ... Aug. 14 2015
By Bonnie T - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good book! Most of the instructions seem clear and easy to follow; sometimes it takes a bit of figuring out to discern what they mean.I also wish they had been more specific when saying what each knot is used for, but overall, a really good introduction to knots for a beginner.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8bee1bc) out of 5 stars Entertaining Nov. 25 2012
By Navops - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It includes a piece of rope that allows you to practice the knots described in the book. It goes step by step and easy to understand the directions of typing the knots. It also tells you what each knot is typically used for.
HASH(0xa825fc3c) out of 5 stars Knot tying Oct. 5 2013
By Michael Madden - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book for the beginner(which I am)
Book will be use as a reference book since I don' tie knots all the time or that often.
I'm happy to have this book for when I need a specific knot for a specific reason.
Knots are explained in an easy to learn manner with illustrations.
Would recommend this book for anyone who needs to tie knots for any reason: Boating, farming, or just for fun.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7fb1654) out of 5 stars I recommend this book for teaching valuable basic knot skills July 4 2011
By Robert Speik - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Essential Knots, a book by Australians Neville and Madeleine Olliffe, is a step by step guide to tying the "perfect" knot "for every situation".

This nice little book describes the types of cordage covered, knot nomenclature, the tools and care of ropes including whipping and coiling. The text, cordage, knots and illustrations are oriented to sailing, camping and scouting uses. This is not a knot book for technical mountaineering or construction, but a good introduction to the subject for kids and parents and activity leaders who are teaching valuable basic skills.

The illustrations are very clear photographs of each step of tying each knot with context provided by marine and camping gear and pleasant backgrounds. The special uses of each knot are clearly explained.
The quality hard cover book includes a bit of line, suitable for learning and practice.

I recommend this book for parents and activity leaders who are teaching valuable basic knot skills.
--Robert Speik
HASH(0xa8329e10) out of 5 stars All Knotted up March 29 2014
By Jerry dalton - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a Great book, to learn Knot's. It comes with a rope to use. Built into the cover, it is so handy & smart idea, I wish I had thought of it. I'd keep this for kid's wanting to learn about Knot's. Wonderful book!