With over 150 knots and splices, The Handy Book of Knots is your go-to guide to learn how to secure, fasten, and tie knots with confidence—just follow the simple, step-by-step photo instructions.
Learn just one or two different knots from this book and you will be glad you bought it. Learn ten, and it could make a difference in your life. This is because there is endless pleasure
to be had from the study and practice of knot tying
, this fundamental but fascinating process being an art, craft, science and philosophy, all rolled into one.
Types of knots covered:
- Figure-of-eight knots
- Bowlines and sheet bends
- Crossing knots
- Wrap-and-tuck knots
- Mavericks and mutations
This comprehensive reference also includes a full glossary
, and an index
. Whether you're interested in easy knots or the more complex ones, The Handy Book of Knots
is a must-have reference guide for the budding survivalist, fisherman, sailor, rock climber, or any handy individual.
About the Author
Geoffrey Budworth has had a varied career as a high-ranking London policeman, as a principal officer in local government, and as a full-time lecturer at a large college of further education. He is now an author of non-fiction works with more than 20 books in the past 20 years to his credit—many about knots—and is a well-known name within the knotting fraternity.
Richard Hopkins has worked in polymer technology research, banking, the security industry and industrial archaeology. He has too many hobbies, but knot-tying and lock-and- key collecting are the ones that interest him most.