Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.
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If this book were intended for a beginner, however, I would downgrade it to four stars because of the sheer number of knots, the lack of guidance to beginners as to which ones to learn, and the lack of warnings about knot uses and misuses.
But they are murky pictures that are either in a small space at the top of the page, above the name of the knot, or serve as a background for the entire page.
But once I practiced repeatedly tying the knot, it became clear. Instead of putting some trivia about the history of the knot in a circle on each page, a clear monochromatic photo in the circle would serve the reader better. In addition, for each knot, there is a summary called “applications,” and occasionally a warning when not to use a knot.
Laura rated it liked it Jun 24, Dan Lookabaugh rated it it was amazing Sep 25, In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task.
A minus is that the book is outdated. I almost had the feeling that Pawson had decided that he would avoid when he could duplicating what Budworth had done.
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My copy has an update date ofmaking it the most recent edition of all my knotw books. A minus is that some of the drawings are wrong or misleading.
When I was starting with this book, I thought that it would be helpful if the author included pictures of the finished knot. Account Options Sign in. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of That budwogth on the reader of course and, because not every reader is at the same level, the book works on those knots.
This book coupled with Budworth’s The Complete Book of Knots would make a complete library for any beginner. Another plus to this book is that most of the knots Budworth picked for inclusion are useful and often “best of breed” knots. In a number of instances, the author assumes budworrh should be able to figure out the process from fewer drawings than I think necessary.
Distinctive symbols provide a condensed at-a-glance key to all the suitable uses of a particular knot from the Bowline – the king of knots – to the elegant twists of the Cat’s Paw and the practical simplicity of the Cow Hitch. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. On pages 6 and 7, there is a “directory of knots” that shows the best or most popular use of each knot. Sanjeev rated it really liked it May 23, Not only does each knot come with several large and simple illustrations the easiest to understand that I’ve ever seenbut also detailed information on its application, such as when and when not to budwlrth it.
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In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task. In buworth to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task. But if you view the drawings more as a blueprint, then you get a conceptual understanding of how the knot is to be tied, and drawings allow a clearer conceptual understanding than photographs in most cases.
Nov 01, David Hartnett rated it it was amazing. This is peculiar in that a grip-and-hold knot can be quite useful. Share your thoughts with other customers.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. That is always helpful. The Best Books of Moreover, for the Tarbuck knot, the book states that the knot is used by climbers, but climbers have avoided this knot for decades because it tends to damage the kernmantel type of rope used in climbing. With knots for climbing, sailing, and fishing, every knot entry contains a brief introduction to geoffreh history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information