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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The Morrow Guide to Knots This book contains very clear color photographs, and the pictures are larger than in the Pawson book which is helpful. 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.

Based on the fact that this book uses photographs instead of drawings particularly in a small format bookthe sometimes odd choice of boo, and lack of warnings about certain knot uses, I downgraded this book from five stars to three. English Choose a language for shopping.

The Complete Book of Knots

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. A book for beginners should make it easy. Pages with related products. 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.


Based on the fact that this book uses photographs instead of drawings particularly in a small format bookthe odd layout, the lack of warnings about knot uses, and the dated nature of the information, I downgraded this book from five stars to three.

See and discover other items: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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. The problem 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.

Looking for beautiful books? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Back cover copy The Complete Budqorth of Knots provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than of the most useful knots. A must-have for anybody interested in boating, outdoors, or even craft hobbies.

The Everything Knots Book: All have deficiencies of one sort or another. After about a week, I realized that he did! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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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 the reader to know which ones to learn?

Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots Ring-bound. An important plus of budeorth book, given its claim to encyclopedic coverage, is the inclusion of decorative knots.

It takes balls to title your book “The Complete Book of Knots” without including any mention of such a simple and basic knot as the slip knot. He also does not include any grip-and-hold knot such as the midshipman’s hitch, taut-line hitch, or the Copmlete knot.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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Laura rated it liked it Jun 24, Nov 29, Michael Weiss rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because of the terseness of the descriptions, the lack of clear photographs of the finished knots, and the occasional errors, I downgraded this book from five stars to four. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Just as there is no perfect knot, there is no perfect knot book. See all 60 reviews. Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly and safely.

Mikko Nieminen rated it liked it Jul 27, Andrew rated it liked it Jan 04, Luke rated it liked it May 27, For the most part, the illustrative drawings showing how to tie various knots were clear and easy to follow. The answer is that the beginner needs to know the most useful knots that have the widest application.

This is peculiar in that a grip-and-hold knot can be quite useful. Steve rated it it was ok Jan 23, Conclusion For the beginner, that is, for the reader who simply wants to learn a few of the most useful knots, my pick is Budworth, The Complete Book of Knots. The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: