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Practical Knots and Ropework (Dover Craft…

Practical Knots and Ropework (Dover Craft Books) (1980)

by Percy W. Blandford

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486452786, Paperback)

This thoroughly modern guide avoids historical applications in favor of styles in use today, many of them tailored to new synthetic ropemaking materials. It untangles the secrets behind basic, joining, constricting, fisherman's, and climber's knots, as well as tying loops, rings, and hitches. More than 290 diagrams appear throughout the text. 

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In this thoroughly modern guide, author Percy W. Blandford focuses on styles in use today, many tailored to new synthetic ropemaking materials. He untangles the secrets behind a fascinating array of knots, including: Basic knots, from common bends to bowlines Joining knots, including the "weaver's," "surgeon's," and "thief" knots Running and multiple loops Fisherman's and climber's knots ... plus many other varieties, as well as the best way to secure loops, rings, and hitches. A detailed look at splicing ranges from fundamentals to methods for use with braided rope and wire. More than 290 diagrams appear throughout the text, illustrating the step-by-step formation of every knot.… (more)

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