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A comprehensive guide to simple knots and basic rope work covering 90 different knots, bends, hitches, loops and braids. Throughout the book clearly written instructions and an amazing 630 close-up photographs show every stage of every knot in perfect detail to guarantee clarity and successful results every time. There are knots for every kind of use – general purpose, angling and fishing, boating and sailing, caving and climbing, and outdoor pursuits.
Different cords and ropes are discussed, with a table charting the breaking strengths of each and information on the broad range of natural and synthetic materials available, and which are best suited for individual jobs. Helpful advice is also included on cutting and sealing ropes, the tools and materials required for each job, and how to keep your ropes in perfect condition.
The author, Geoffrey Budworth, has been closely associated with the art, craft, science and philosophy of tying knots for more than 50 years. He is a prolific writer and an influential name on the knotting scene. In 1982 he co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers and is a past President of the Guild, as well as a frequent contributor to its quarterly magazine, Knotting Matters.
Whether you are an eager beginner or lifelong devotee of the art of knot tying this practical book will be an indispensable guide.