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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Based on the fact that this book is intended as an encyclopedia and it is in fact the standard reference work for knots, I give it five stars.

Lyons Press; 1st edition July 1, Language: The Complete Book of Knots provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than of the most useful knots. How to Tie Practical Knots. When I bought the book I thought that perhaps it would be like one of those cartoon flick-through books that give you a seemingly moving picture. From the Back Cover The Complete Book of Knots provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more cojplete of the most useful knots.

Description A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. So who’s to say what is a simple knot and what is a complex knot? A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors.

This book coupled with Budworth’s The Complete Book of Knots would make a complete library for any beginner. Based on the fact that this book is intended as an encyclopedia and it fulfills that function very well, I give this geoffgey five stars.

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Mark Harrington rated it really liked it Sep 16, Although the pictures are small, it’s much more step-by-step than the others.

Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly and safely. 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. Another plus to this book is that most of the knots Budworth picked for inclusion are useful and often “best of breed” knots. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth

For example, in the drawing for the double bowline figure 8 on page 37the arrow to show how the working end is rove threaded through the loops would have the working end going from the top of the loops to the bottom when it should be the reverse.

The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: Drawings are superior, in my opinion, to photographs. 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 budsorth the Cow Hitch.

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With knots for climbing, sailing, and fishing, every knot entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features. Paperbackpages. But why make the reader work? A plus is that several ways of tying a knot is shown nudworth several of the knots.

Pawson, Handbook of Knots expanded edition This book contains very clear color photographs, and the layout is quite pleasing to the eye. Tim Todd rated it it was amazing Sep 21, To ask other readers questions about The Complete Book of Knotsplease sign up. Read reviews that mention decorative knots book contains complete book easy to follow book of knots knot books expanded edition history of the knot bought this book midshipman hitch tying a knot useful knots finished knot knot also tying knots every step make it easy step-by-step pictures books suffer able to tie.

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The Book of Knots

The cimplete with photographs is that it can be hard sometimes to discern when one cord is on top of another or below, and sometimes the hand can be hiding some important information. If the book contains knots that don’t have wide application but doesn’t tell the reader which ones are widely used and which ones aren’t, how is knotz reader to know which ones to learn?

After about a week, I realized that he did! For knot aficionados, it’s a must-have. Book ratings by Goodreads. Another deficiency is compkete failure to tell the reader when to use a particular, or more important, when not to use it. Geoffrey’s normal instructional style is not lost in this handy little book, which can either help or hinder, depending on your eyesight and your need for every step of the process.

Amazingly enough, I wasn’t entirely satisifed with Mr. It’s been very handy.

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Because of the terseness of the descriptions, the lack of clear photographs of the finished knots, and the occasional errors, I downgraded this bool from five stars to four. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Based on the fact that this book uses photographs instead of drawings particularly in a small format bookthe sometimes odd choice of knots, and lack of warnings about certain knot uses, I downgraded this book from five stars to three.

The Best Books of In particular, it doesn’t suffer from the terseness of Budworth’s The Complete Book of Knots, and gsoffrey shows a large picture of the finished knot. Mikko Nieminen rated it gefofrey it Jul 27, John rated it it was amazing May 07,