A great companion for householders and outdoor sports enthusiasts, this book features clear step-by-step instructions for the world's most useful and popular knots. A useful manual for beginners and a quick refernce for more experienced tyers, it includes expert advice on choosing materials and the correct rope or twine for the job. An easy key system identifies knots of importance for climbing, sailing, fishing and general household use.
Table of Contents
Tips, terms and techniques: types of rope; rope sizes; strength and security; knots, bends and hitches; otehr useful terms; stopper knots; multiple overhand knots; fraying. Knots:double overhand knot; figure-of-eight knot; Ashley's stopper knot; reef knot; strangle knot; pole hitch; constrictor knot; double constrictor knot. Bends: tape knot; sheet bend; albright knot; fisherman's knot; double and triple fisherman's knot; figure-of-eight bend; zeppelin bend; vice versa; carrick bend; blood knot; plaited or braided splice. Hitches: knute hith; buntline hitch; ground-line hitch; pedigree cow hitch variation; clove hitch; round turn and two half-stitches; timber and killick hitches; camel hith; boom hitch; lighterman's hitch; pile hitch; world's fair knot; palomar knot; jansik special; trilene knot; domhof knot; prusik knot; extended French prusik knot; cat's paw. Loops: double overhand loop knot; scaffold knot; bowline; bowline in the bight; triple bowline loop and variation; angler's loop knot; alpine butterfly; frost knot; midshipman's loop; tarbuck knot; adjustable loop and bend; plaied or braided loop; adjustable loop and bend.