Pocket Guide to Knots
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- 1st March 2006
- 192 pages - 210 x 148 xmm
Knots can be used for a variety of applications, and knowing which one to tie and how to tie it correctly is an invaluable skill for anyone involved in sailing, climbing or other outdoor activities. "Pocket Guide to Knots" provides comprehensive instructions for tying more than 100 popular knots commonly used in climbing, hiking, boating, camping and fishing. An introductory section outlines the basics of rope construction, the many different types of ropes and cordage, as well as their maintenance and care, and also delves into the interesting history of knots and knot tying. The chapters are arranged by 'family' for easy identification, each knot featuring detailed tying instructions and step-by-step photography in full colour, as well as tips and lore, important advice on strength and security, and a quick-reference system that indicates suitable applications.
Lindsey Philpott is the President of the Pacific Americas Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. An avid knotter, Lindsey enjoys teaching others the intricacies of rigging and ropework. He has provided forensic knot analyses in several criminal cases and maintains an extensive knot library at his home in Long Beach, California.