Book Reviews

International Guild of Knot Tyers

KNOTS, SPLICES & FANCYWORK, by Chas. L. Spencer, pub. by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd. (1934), and reprinted every few years right up to the present day. Although dated by the text and illustrations with a not unpleasant aura of sailing ships and riggers long-gone, it remains a methodical and easily understood treatment of basic and some fancy knotting, splicing, lashings, seizings and whippings, blocks-and-tackles, pointing and grafting, plaiting, Turk's heads...even wire rope. This comprehensive book started off many an I.G.K.T. member off on a deeper look into knotting and is highly recommended.