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l2oBiN

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Best reference books for knot tying and rope work?
« on: April 12, 2019, 12:18:36 PM »
I have a copy of Ashley?s, but am looking for others that would be of same reference quality.

What are your top 5 books?

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Best reference books for knot tying and rope work?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 01:13:14 AM »
Please understand that most general knots books have as
references prior such books, and mistakes have been thus
propagated over decades & centuries!

You might be fine to look next for books germane to some
particular knotting --angling, say-- as complement(s) to
Ashley.  Cyrus L. Day's The Art of Knoting & Splicing is good.
One might find some of the general books worthwhile
less for specific information than for a ready catalogue
of promulgated knots.

Besides books, there are on-line resources,
perhaps most notable is Grog's Animated Knots
(which was recently updated/revised).  Such sites
can be revised more easily than books.

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