KNOT BIBLE: The Complete Guide to Knots and Their Uses

KNOT BIBLE: The Complete Guide to Knots and Their Uses

ADLARD COLES    Book Number: 89861    Product format: Hardback

The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease of tying and untying and step-by-step photographs take you through your paces for making the Indian Jug Handle, the Prusik Bottle Sling (useful for steadying that wine bottle aboard!), the Double Overhand Knot, the Scaffold Knot, the Spanish Bowline to spread the load when lifting something heavy, an adjustable loop, a slip and nip loop which is a jolly useful, all-round noose or a single stopper used on the end of a really large line that may be too stiff to bend around. Once you've learned the basics you will be entranced with the knots themselves - the reliability of the Triple Fisherman's Knot, the elegant simplicity of the Knute Hitch, and the sheer ingenuity of the Poldo Tackle to name just a few. And you don't want to miss the 'soft' Shackle which is said to be 15 times stronger than its steel equivalent. The decorative knots are quite beautiful like the Multi Plait Chain Splice and the Turk's Head bracelet. Beautiful modern design, highly illustrated with full colour photos and instructive diagrams, a quite spectacular book. 288pp, 20 x 25.8cm.
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ISBN 9781408154762
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