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knotsilly

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Missing Knots
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:49:53 AM »
I keep thinking about the ABOK and the sheer quantity of knots, well mostly the mats. The mats are what interest me most.

I don't keep many books about knots anymore, but of what I remember of the mats which are so commonly included....
   Why aren't there any other books which portray mats besides the
Ocean Plait
or the
Round Mat,
yikes!

What is it about the other hundreds of Mats in the ABOK that disinterest contemporary authors?
Really. Round Mat, Ocean Plait - so Boring! :D

Some of my favorites:

#986 or
#2371 or
#2396,
#2316,
#2323, i don't know.

There must be some type of reasoning I am missing.
Round Mat, Ocean Mat - I can't lie....I love 'em too.

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A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.

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Dan_Lehman

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Re: Missing Knots
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 06:11:31 PM »
I keep thinking about the ABOK and the sheer quantity of knots, ...
-- a quantity as yet uncalculated, typically grossly exaggerated over 3,800!

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   Why aren't there any other books which portray mats besides the
Ocean Plait  or the  Round Mat,  yikes!
What is it about the other hundreds of Mats in the ABOK that disinterest contemporary authors?
Really. Round Mat, Ocean Plait - so Boring! :D
It should occur to you that knots books are often copies of other knots books,
and the contents seem to be dictated by their predecessors -- the Sheepshank,
though not used in practice (minding a years-ago quibble between me & Roy),
remains a seeming essential item for a knots book to contain.  (Joop Knoop
objecting that it was ever  used -- ditto re "Jury Mast Knot".)  So, a couple
mats become established items for books, which in some cases are created by
authors with limited vision to only their recent contemporary competition,
which has just these knots ... .

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The mats are what interest me most.
....Some of my favorites: #986 or #2371 or #2396, #2316, #2323, i don't know.
There must be some type of reasoning I am missing.
Although none of these impresses me as a mat -- something one might
make for the floor !?

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Re: Missing Knots
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 09:07:11 PM »
There is another book out that Martin Combs sells on his site.

http://www.angelfire.com/ak/skateworld/


I bought this book and it is in another language. But the photos and instructions are easy enough to follow.

" GREAT BOOK ON MATS " PURJELAIVAKAUDEN KOYSIMATOT SEGELFARTYGSEPOKENS REPMATTOR which translates into The Rope Mats from the Sailing Ship Period $35.50 (This book is not in english it is in Finnish and Swedish but it does have very good instructions which are easy to follow if you like doing flat carrick bend type mats you should enjoy the information in this book.

You could try this book out. Most of these mats are pretty much advanced and can be made on a very large scale from what I can tell anyway. I like the book and it was worth the money invested.
 ;D
Regards,
Brian Kidd

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Re: Missing Knots
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 07:37:06 AM »
Many years ago I bought a book from Des Pawson called "M?tter og Rosetter" (the ? is an "a" with an "o" above it - not reproducible here) by Kaj Lund. It is in Danish but the illustrations (photos showing step by step) are excellent. It may be out of print but the publisher was Borgen, Denmark copyright 1968, my edition published in 1979. The ISBN if it helps is 87 418 0943 2. There are mats in just about every shape including the Ocean Plait of course. Agreat book.

Barry
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