Everyday Knots: For Fisherman, Boaters, Climbers, Crafters, and Household Use

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Skyhorse Publishing, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots. Using incredibly clear photographs and diagrams, as well as straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions, any reader can master knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, household uses, and more. Climbers will feel safer knowing they have tied the perfect Water or Tape knot. Home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese Cloverleaf. Fishermen will fight big fish with more confidence. There are overhand knots, figure eight knots, bowlines and sheet bends, crossing knots, and more. There is even fascinating "knot lore." Whether for practical use or just for fun, this is a great place to start knotting, so grab a piece of rope, sit back, and enjoy!

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very big book. easy to use. good history behind the knots. ummm. yea

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An attractive mix of photos and diagrams. Large format, so the diagrams and photos are also quite large. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Geoffrey Budworth co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers in 1982 and regularly contributes to its quarterly journal, Knotting Matters. He's been described as "the father of forensic knotting" and occasionally gives evidence in court as an expert witness of knots found at crime scenes. A well-known personality and author in the world of knots, he lives in Kent, England. nbsp;

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