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The Knot Tying Bible

Colin Jarman (Author)

Availability: In stock



Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

ISBN: 9781770852099

Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds

Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.8 x .1 inches



A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots.

The Knot Tying Bible is a complete guide to selecting, tying and using a wide array of knots, useful for everything from hauling logs to securing the canoe to wrapping a present. Beginners can master the basics before progressing to the more difficult knots. Experienced rope users can enjoy new knot challenges and discoveries.

Using a dual approach of photographs and written instructions explaining step-by-step how to tie knots, the book includes:

A comprehensive introduction to rope
Material properties of rope types
How to select, care for and store all types of rope
Ropeworking terms
Descriptions of rope constructions and outlines of breaking strains
Information and ideas for using each knot
Picture icons.

A "hands-on" knot directory outlines the function and formation of over 70 knots and categorizes them according to physical properties, making it easy to find the right knot for the job at hand. The knots are set out in ten chapters includes:

Quick-Tie Knots: overhand knot, cow hitch, figure-eight knot
Easy-release Knots: the bow knot, the reef knot
Hold-Fast Knots: the surgeon's knot, Klemheist knot
Sliding Knots: slip knot, trucker's hitch, running bowline
Loop Knots: Englishman's loop, neck halter, angler's loop
Knots for Joining Ropes: Carrick bend, double fisherman's bend
Shortening Knots: chain knot and sheepshank
Weight-adding Knots: Stevedore knot, monkey's fist, stopper knot
Lashings: Cross lashing, parallel lashing, transom knot
Decorative Knots: the Turk's head and the true lover's.

Knowing the right knot to use and how to tie it can make life easier -- and safer. The Knot Tying Bible is a timeless resource that will be useful just about anywhere for just about anything. An essential purchase.