Knot Tying: The Above and Beyond Guide

Don’t let the name fool you. The Pocket Guide to Knots is actually the longer (192 pages), larger (6in x 8in) knot-tying guide, compared to the Reeds Knot Handbook.
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Don’t let the name fool you. The Pocket Guide to Knots is actually the longer (192 pages), larger (6in x 8in) knot-tying guide, compared to the Reeds Knot Handbook. Like Reeds, each page of the Pocket Guide describes a unique knot, its purpose and how to tie it. Unlike Reeds, the step-by-step is given in photos and there are over 100 knots divided into eight categories: stopper knots, loops, hitches, bends, bindings, braids, splices and special knots. Below each knot name, a set of icons indicates which activity the knot is best for: boating, climbing, hiking, camping and fishing. Finally, the content of the Pocket Book goes beyond knot-tying to include an index, a glossary of terms and a 30-page section on types of rope, coiling, care and maintenance, and even a brief history of knots. Equally useful as the Reeds Guide, this is the knot guide for sailors looking to expand their knowledge of both knots and ropes in general.

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Pocket Guide to Knots

By Lindsey Philpbott

Published by International Marine/McGraw Hill

192 pps./$14.95/internationalmarine.com

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