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Re: [KnotTyers] Good Knot Books

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  • Readn Fool
    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
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      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.

      ReadnFool


      On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:10:45 -0500, Steve Lawrence
      <Steve.Lawrence@...> wrote:
      >
      > Greg,
      > 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.
      >
      > Steve
      >
      > knottyers@yahoogroups.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
      > the
      > > book this afternoon. If you, or anyone else can recommend any other
      > "must
      > > 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,
      > ship's
      > > rigging and fancy/decorative knots too, so I'm interested in
      > recommendations
      > > 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
      > your
      > > knowledge with me, as have several others who have been helping too.
      > >
      > >
      > > Keep Alert, Keep Safe and Keep in Touch
      > >
      > > Greg Stough
      >
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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