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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  131 ratings  ·  18 reviews
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework Step-by-Step instructions for over 200 different knots, bends, hitches, loops, plaits and whippings Clear photographs show in detail each stage of tying every knot Fascinating facts about the history and origins of knots, from the Neolithic Age when the reef knot, clove hitch and running noose were used, through to the most ...more
Published (first published April 1999)
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Kevin Lee Selzer
Jan 30, 2008 Kevin Lee Selzer rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Enthusiastic knot-tyers
Recommended to Kevin Lee by: George 'Bear' Armbruster
I've quite a collection of knot books, and I would say that this is the best of them. Of course it doesn't have the sheer volume of Ashley's and yes there is that obligatory first chapter about rope strength and different types that will go ignored - we're here for the knots afterall - but even that is quite readable. The book gives a good selection of knots, including both those very useful and those useful for showing off with as they're quite unusual. There's also a key that gives the general ...more
Shane Simmons
A fine reference to some very useful knots. There are thousands of knots, but this guide focuses on a relative handful that are the most useful.

The illustrations are beautiful. This book is as much a work of art as it is a reference guide.
While not exactly the "ultimate" in knot books, it is still a worthwhile addition to library.
This could also be named "The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Geekiness," but it is still a great reference book. Ever wanted to make a pair of twine sandals? Baffled at how to keep that set of 40-lb. dumbbells from rolling around in the bed of your truck? Need a way to keep that kidnapped wildebeest restrained while preserving your living room from destruction? This book is the answer to your prayers. Everyone should own it, and the fact that it is always a tempting find on the Barnes and Nobles barg ...more
I won't call it the Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots. The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots would be Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford Ashley. However, this book is glossy and easy on the eyes. It could act as a good coffee table book with actually useful content.
A direct clone of A Handbook of Knots and Knot Tying: Over 200 Techniques by the same author. Other than the cover, everything about this book is the same: layout, copy, photos.

Still counting it as read.
Kris Minnich
Excellent illustrations for learning or refreshing your knot tying skills. The whole book is colorful and laid out well. A must have for boaters, hikers, and campers.
Knot for (k)nothing is this book the bees knees of books about knots. How to tie knots with simple, helpful photographs. Tie up your loose ends today!
Jim Wilcox
This is one of my favorite knot books. "Ultimate?" No way (only Ashley can make this claim).

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Terry Bell
Our son is in Boy Scouts so this comes in handy. I also learned a few decorative knots so I can say I have truly enjoyed it!
Excellent resource if you need to know how to tie a carrick bend.
Alastair Lack
An excellent book. Beautifully illustrated.
Jan 12, 2015 Elizabeth marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I need to learn my knots for boating!
Don Gubler
Excellent source of more knots.
for knot lovers everywhere.
Marshall Richard
working on my knot tying.
TK Keanini
Knots rock! That is all.
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