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by Geoffrey Budwoth

eBook The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework epub
  • ISBN: 1552679861
  • Author: Geoffrey Budwoth
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Miscellaneous
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Prospero Books (2001)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1653 kb
  • FB2 size 1699 kb
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Start by marking The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework as Want to Read . Each of the knots described in this reference is clearly identified by category and step-by-step instructions and colour photographs explain how to tie or splice them.

Start by marking The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The author also includes information on ropes, their strengths and their uses.

It is not an encyclopedia of knots and rope work. There is no discussion of any knot's usage and history

It is not an encyclopedia of knots and rope work. It is a picture book of common knots. There is no discussion of any knot's usage and history. The book lacks any images, illustrations or discussion that depict or explain a knot's function and usefulness, or why one particular knot may be more suitable, stronger or safer than another. Each page provides three or four images of a knot in progress. Most instructions are lacking in detail. You get a few images of a knot, with a few sentences providing cursory description

This reference manual and practical handbook presents over 200 knots.

This reference manual and practical handbook presents over 200 knots.

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This book takes any residual interest you have and sets you off on a much larger and more sophisticated journey. The book begins with a wonderful introduction to rope and the history of ropework.

This book takes any residual interest you have and sets you off on a much larger and more sophisticated journey. There is more to this subject than you might expect. Most people will find that learning some basic knots can be very practical as well as a fun past time. Next is a chapter on basic knots, bends, and hitches and tells you what you will need to tie these twenty basic knots. The rest of the book provides wonderfully photographed and written instructions on more than two hundred knots.

I tie knots for about 25% of my job, so it has been an interest to learn different techniques and history. Book is large, contains more photos then text, and includes some but not much history of each knot. To my suprise when I read this, I found what USA knows as a square knot the rest of the world calls a reef knot. European square knot is a different knot. Same with many more knots. This is a good book whether you are trying to keep your shoes tied(square(reef)),making a coveted Diamond hitch, or the feared but utilitarian hangman's noose.

Over 200 tying techniques with step-by-step photographs. Includes knots, bends, hitches, loops and whippings. Knots for all pursuits from sailing and fishing to camping and climbing. Illustrated in color.
Comments: (7)
Kupidon
Actually a much better book than expected, this man clearly did his homework. The best knots for climbing, and most of those that struck me as truly unusual were from a Canadian climber named Robert Chisnall. There are many classics, especially from Harry Asher. If you are one a truly impoverished, dirt bag budget, look into those two names in academic journals and knot publications and you should find some interesting knots I've seen nowhere else.

If you are a serious mountaineer, I would think the cost of a single carabiner is worth a reference that can teach you dozens of knots practical to you. If you are a really serious dirtbag, it's still worth checking out at the library or on a kindle. I have read many old sailing texts but never found a better reference so far that will direct your interest in a better direction. The only way to truly gain intimacy with rope craft is by tying lots of knots, thinking about how to use them, thinking of them comparatively, and studying their respective shortcomings and useful attributes. If you have ever wondered how someone comes up with a knot, which knot is the best for a certain application, or how you could devise a new and useful knot, you should buy and read this.

Since my initial reading, I have taken this off the shelf more than once a week as a valuable reference. It changed the way I see knots forever.
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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework Hardcover – 2003

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework is a collection of images for some of the most common knots and plaits. They are digital images of fairly good quality. It is not an encyclopedia of knots and rope work. It is a picture book of common knots.

There is no discussion of any knot's usage and history. The book lacks any images, illustrations or discussion that depict or explain a knot's function and usefulness, or why one particular knot may be more suitable, stronger or safer than another. Each page provides three or four images of a knot in progress. Most instructions are lacking in detail. You get a few images of a knot, with a few sentences providing cursory description.

If one is seeking an encyclopedic reference, Ashley's Book of Knots is a much better resource; albeit somewhat antiquated. In addition, more in depth discussion on functionality and tying instruction may be found in various military field manuals that cover seamanship, or mountaineering, or survival escape and evasion, or search and rescue. Likewise, civilian field guides, or books on climbing, scouting, pathfinding, pioneering or sailing and seamanship (e.g., Knight's Modern Seamanship) also provide better discussion and instruction. Books on plaiting, netting, knitting and crochet may provide some insight into working with cordage and yarns too, and their related specialty knots or 'fancy knots'.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework is neither ultimate nor encyclopedic.
MisterMax
This is a coffee table sized book done in gorgeous photos. I got a used hardcover copy for about $6. I wouldn't say that's a steal - more like grand larceny. I consider myself an intermediate practical knot tyer. I know all the basic general purpose knots very well, can tie about 30 from memory and am familiar with about a 100 including some simple decorative knots. I know most of the knots in this book but some are new. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoy flipping through the pages and also learned quite a bit from his brief descriptions of the properties of knots that I already knew well. This is not a book for beginners to learn from. You will need some experience to follow the instructions. Nor is it by any means comprehensive - get Ashley's BOK if that is what you are after.

I also strongly recommend Budworth's "The Knot Book". A paperback that is available used for a few dollars. It's nothing like this book, being done with simple black and white drawings. Nevertheless, it contains a lot of material and some valuable information about how to use knots and ropes to solve practical problems.
Ice_One_Guys
Well illustrated with contrasting color rope. Fascinating historical info and use context for every knot, bend, & hitch. I'm not a knot geek or anything, just a layman, but I definitely spent more time pouring over this than I expected to.
Urtte
I love this book. It taught me several great knots to use while camping. I feel like it is great for beginners like me because it taught me about the lingo, such as bight, as well as having excellent pictures. You should learn the lingo before going to deep in to it because they do use the words frequently. It classifies knot by the type of knot and what its most common use is such as rock climbing, sailing, camping, or general house work. Its a large book so it wouldn't work well for traveling with it but the trade off is it has big colorful pictures. You can take a picture of the knot also if you really want to take some with you.
Karon
The book has good picture guides, but I would not recommend it to someone who just wants to flip to a particular knot and start playing with rope. The introduction is required reading before attempting any of the knots in this book if you are unfamiliar with the jargon.
Vetitc
I tie knots for about 25% of my job, so it has been an interest to learn different techniques and history. To my suprise when I read this, I found what USA knows as a square knot the rest of the world calls a reef knot. European square knot is a different knot. Same with many more knots. Anyway great read and shows uses for rope I never thought of. Easy to follow and has info for natural/synthetic cordage of all types. Neat. Book is large, contains more photos then text, and includes some but not much history of each knot. This is a good book whether you are trying to keep your shoes tied(square(reef)),making a coveted Diamond hitch, or the feared but utilitarian hangman's noose.
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