Re: [KnotTyers] Good Knot Books
- In addition to those mentioned below, I recently picked up Brion
Toss's book "Knots for Boaters". I was very impressed especially by
the fact that many of the knots had explicit instructions for
different methods of tying the same knot.
I also like Des Pawson's books.
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:10:45 -0500, Steve Lawrence
> I too share an interesting in knots from a nautical perspective (don't we
> all?). In addition to Ashley, here are a few books I've collected that
> approach the subject from this vantage point:
> Toss, Brion: "The Complete Rigger's Apprentice". 1998. This covers
> rigging, but Brion also covers knotwork, including some decorative work.
> See also: http://www.briontoss.com
> Harrison, PPO: "The Harison Book of Knots". 1993. Also nautical setting.
> Bellropes, and other decorative knotwork. I got my copy from Martin
> Combs: http://www.angelfire.com/ak/skateworld/index.html
> Smith, Hervey Garrett: "The Arts of a Sailor". Covers decorative and
> practical ropework. Not super in depth, but definately worth a look.
> Smith, Hervey Garrett: "The Marlinspike Sailor". 1960. More nautical
> ropework, worthy of a look.
> I hope these will get you started in building your library.
> email@example.com wrote on 01/11/2005 07:34:16 PM:
> > Thank you for recommending Ashley's book. I had seen that one listed a
> > number of times, and it was on my "wanted" list. So, I'm going to order
> > book this afternoon. If you, or anyone else can recommend any other
> > have" books I would certainly appreciate it.
> > I do have several good books now, but I'm sure there are other good
> > reference books too. I'm interested in all types of knots, splices,
> > rigging and fancy/decorative knots too, so I'm interested in
> > on any of these topics, for both practical skills and research purposes.
> > Thanks again for you help Bill. I appreciate you taking time to share
> > knowledge with me, as have several others who have been helping too.
> > Keep Alert, Keep Safe and Keep in Touch
> > Greg Stough
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