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The Ashley Book of Knots


This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to "Marlingspike Seamanship." Mr. Ashley has ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.889
I  L

All you need to know about knots

by I L on May 2, 2013

Most comprehensive book about knots I have ever come across. Seems to me that all others might well have been based upon this one. I you like knots, you`ll love this book!

mark c

Good book, Good service

by mark c on Mar 14, 2013

If you want a book on rope work this is the one to have.

Dan M

A required reference for the Knot Tyer

by Dan M on Nov 26, 2012

This is rightfully considered the Bible of knots. Mr. Ashley not only illustrates each knot, but describes it's use and how it is tied. This may cause some confusion to the novice, saying, "bowline, weaver's knot, sheet bend? They're all the same!" and while they are, in form, they are not the same in the way they are tied or used. Mr. Ashley explains it clearly to the reader.


Know Your Knots!

by TwistedPixie on Nov 17, 2011

If you don't - buy this book. It has every knot imaginable, an encyclopedia of knots, all other knot books are but a shadow of this volume....

Ed B

A most prodigious tangle

by Ed B on Sep 22, 2011

This has to be the most comprehensive collection of rope lore available and I will treasure it until it's time to pass it on the my offspring. However every competent trucker has a better armoury of skills than the primitive knots that Clifford has presented, on page 344, for the task of securing a load.

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