The Knots Handbook: Step-by-step Instructions for Tying any Knot

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Have you ever spent time tying endless knots when you know just one would do the trick? Perhaps you've attempted to tie a pearticular knot, only to find yourself in a confusing tangle. If so, The Knots Handbook is for you!

Packed with step-by step instructinos and detailed illustrations, the easy-to-follow guide shows you how to quickly and easily learn the art of knot tying. Author Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers,...

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Overview

Have you ever spent time tying endless knots when you know just one would do the trick? Perhaps you've attempted to tie a pearticular knot, only to find yourself in a confusing tangle. If so, The Knots Handbook is for you!

Packed with step-by step instructinos and detailed illustrations, the easy-to-follow guide shows you how to quickly and easily learn the art of knot tying. Author Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, teaches you more than 100 useful knots and provides helpful advice for how and when to use them.

Learn how to tie:

  • Nautical knots for securing lines and ensuring safety
  • Stopper knots for creating handholds and useful tools
  • Binding knots for clamping and restoring bundles
  • Fishing knots for reeling in the big one
  • Loops for fastening objects under tension
Featuring dozens of games and exercises for practicing your newfound skills, The Knots Handbook is a reliable resource you will turn to time and time again.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760780596
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2006

    Great knot tying primer or refresher.

    I have purchased several books on knots and splices in the past, and this is one I revisit often. The author gives good discriptions on rope history, material and how to care for your rope. The hard cover stands up to repeated page turning for a book that will be used for tying knots for many different activites. I was also impressed with the illustrations which can sometimes be tricky to follow in other books I have read.

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