International Guild of Knot Tyers

Knots & Splices by Jeff Toghill

Knots & Splices by Jeff Toghill

New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited, 1998 (Original edition reviewed below, 1979) ISBN 9781864364569

Sales of this book in Britain stopped abruptly when I.G.K.T. member Tim Field claimed it contained misleading information (e.g. the reef knot is a bend for joining two ropes of equal size) which made it potentially lethal for unsupervised youngsters. The Guild’s experts were consulted and they upheld Mr. Field’s contention. The publishers, Fernhurst Books, have - to be safe and sure - ceased further distribution and also offered to accept from shops unsold copies returned in mint condition. Why review a book gone out of circulation? Well, it could have been a nice and cheap little pocket edition and it may yet appear with amendments. Meantime, do treat it with caution.