Mario Bigon and Guido Regazzoni
Originally selling over 19,000 copies, this is the definitive guide to all the knots you will ever need to know.
Whether you are a creature of the outdoors, spending every spare second climbing, sailing, fishor or camping, or someone who is simply fixated by the huge number of different ways to tie a piece of rope, this book is a essential handbook to pack in your luggage.
With everything from everyday knots to decorative and applied knots, this indispensable pocket guide reveals what each knot looks like, where you can use it and how to tie it. Each comes with a short introduction, easy to follow instructions and full-colour step-by-step photographs ï¿½" 647 in total ï¿½" showing you how to tie it.
There is also a beginning chapter on different types of rope and the situations where they can be used, for example whether they are flexible, tough or water resistant. There are also sections devoted to knots used for shortening ropes, those used as tackles for lifting and moving weights such as the Monkey's Fist, and importantly, knots that can be tied with only one hand for emergency situations.
This compact and practical illustrated handbook spans simple knots like the Loop Knot, sewing knots like the Overhand Knot, climber's knots such as the Figure-Of-Eight Knot, applied knots used to make rope ladders or netting, and beautiful ornamental knots.
The ideal pocket reference book for craft lovers and outdoor adventurers, The Complete Guide To Knots will have you mastering all sorts of knots with the utmost ease and confidence. Prepare to wow those around you with your knowledge and dexterity!
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