Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.
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Physics and Poetry combine. Another plus to this book is that most of the knots Budworth picked for inclusion are useful and often “best of breed” knots. How to Tie Practical Knots. For what it’s worth, I ckmplete unable to tie the Turquoise Turtle knot following Pawson’s description until I watched a video on the internet. Nov 29, Michael Knotw rated it it was amazing Shelves: From the Back Cover The Complete Book of Knots provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than of the most useful knots.
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Highly recommended for your knot-tying library. I’ve been using it as a reference while teaching Scouts how to tie basic knots.
Drawings and diagrams can be difficult to decipher, but a good collection of useful knots. This book’s depiction of the climber’s method of tying the bowline knot took me an hour to figure out because two steps were inexcusably combined into one picture without an explanation. Based on the fact that this book is intended as an encyclopedia and it fulfills that function very well, I give this book five stars. Gollum rated it liked it Nov 05, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
There were a couple of drawing errors and sometimes it wasn’t always clear to me how I arrived at the next step.
Another plus is that it covers decorative knots, such as plaits and sennits. Trivia About The Complete Book Explore the Home Gift Guide. Based on the fact that this book is intended as an encyclopedia and it is in fact the standard reference work for knots, I give it five stars. Distinctive symbols provide a condensed at-a-glance key to all the suitable uses of a particular knot from the Bowline – the king of knots – to the elegant twists of the Cat’s Paw and the practical simplicity gepffrey the Cow Hitch.
That is definitely not the case with this book. Pages with related products. Lyons Press; 1st edition July 1, Language: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions On the plus side, Pawson includes a number of lashings, plaits and sennits, and splices, which Budworth does not.
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In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task. If not, then this is just a curiosity and you will likely learn nothing new or interesting geofdrey has not previously been published.
To ask other readers questions about The Complete Book of Knotsplease sign up. But they are murky pictures that are either in a small space at the top of the page, above the name of the knot, or serve as a background for the entire page.
Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly obok safely. Just as there is no perfect knot, there is no perfect knot book.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. Apr 30, Shayne rated it really liked it Shelves: Ray rated it liked it Jan 16, Moreover, for the Tarbuck knot, the book states that the knot is used by climbers, budwrth climbers have avoided this knot for decades because it tends to damage the kernmantel type of rope used in climbing. Even if An excellent guide to the most useful and practical knots. An important plus of this book, given its claim to encyclopedic coverage, is budwortth inclusion of geoffdey knots.
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John rated it it was amazing May 07, Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The problem with photographs is that it can be hard sometimes to discern when one cord is on top of another or below, and sometimes the hand can be hiding some important information. In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task.
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If you find instructions insufficient when made with just a few photos, then this could be the book knos you.
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