eBook Knots: The Complete Visual Guide, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 075669860X
  • ISBN-13: 9780756698607
  • DDC: 623.88
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is a clear, comprehensive, and practical guide to tying more than 100 knots. The book begins with the basic information you will need for choosing, using, and maintaining ropes. There are then seven sections on different families of knots: stopper knots; binding knots; bends; hitches; loops; plaits and sennits; and splices and whippings. Step-by-step color photographs and captions show exactly how to tie each knot. A gallery spread of photographs of the finished knots opens each chapter, providing a valuable cross-reference to the step-by-step pages. Each chapter contains History spreads, which give the fascinating back-story of how some of the knots came into being and explain their original purpose and function, as well as Thematic spreads, which present the essential knots for a range of activities in a single, easy-to-access location. Double-page picture spreads add color and context throughout the book. Icons show at-a-glance the categories of use for each knot, and the book also contains a full glossary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
About this Book.
1: Getting Started.
2: Rope Construction.
3: Rope Materials.
4: Rope Maintenance.
5: Storing Rope.
6: Terms and Tools.
7: Techniques.
8: Stopper Knots.
9: Overhand Knot.
10: Slipped Overhand Knot.
11: Double Overhand Knot.
Best for... Sailing.
12: Figure-Eight.
13: Slipped Figure-Eight.
14: Stopper Knot.
15: Sink Stopper Knot.
16: Stevedore Knot.
17: Monkey’s Fist.
18: Crown Knot.
19: Wall Knot.
20: Matthew Walker Knot.
21: Manrope Knot.
22: Diamond Knot.
23: Binding Knots.
24: True Lover’s Knot.
25: Sailor’s Cross.
26: Square Knot.
27: Slipped Reef Knot.
28: Slipped Reef Knot Doubled.
29: Granny Knot.
30: Thief Knot.
31: Surgeon’s Knot.
32: Turquoise Turtle.
33: Packer’s Knot.
34: Clove Hitch.
35: Clove Hitch—Second Method.
36: Constrictor Knot.
37: Timber Hitch.
38: Boa Knot.
39: Turk's Head–Three-Lead Four-Bight.
Best for... Household.
40: Turk’s Head—Four-Lead Five-Bight.
41: Turk’s Head—Five-Lead Four-Bight.
42: Bends.
43: Sheet Bend.
44: Tucked Sheet Bend.
45: Double Sheet Bend.
46: Rope Yarn Knot.
47: Carrick Bend.
48: Hunter’s Bend.
49: Lanyard Knot.
50: Ashley’s Bend.
51: Fisherman’s Knot.
52: Double Fisherman’s Knot.
Best for... Climbing.
53: Blood Knot.
54: Water Knot.
55: Hitches.
56: Rolling Hitch.
57: Mirrored Rolling Hitch.
58: Round Turn and Two Half Hitches.
59: Buntline Hitch.
60: Fisherman’s Bend.
Best for... Camping.
61: Cow Hitch.
62: Cow Hitch with Toggle.
63: Sheepshank.
64: Sheepshank Man o’ War.
65: Marlinspike Hitch.
66: Highwayman’s Hitch.
67: Waggoner’s Hitch.
68: Snelling a Hook.
69: Clinch Knot.
70: Palomar Knot.
71: Square Lashing.
72: Diagonal Lashing.
Best for... Gardening.
73: Sheer Lashing.
74: Icicle Hitch.
75: Prusik Knot.
76: Banchman Knot.
77: Klemheist Knot.
78: Italian Hitch.
79: Loops.
80: Alpine Butterfly.
81: Bowline.
82: Bowline – Second Method.
83: Bowline with Two Turns.
84: Bowline with Stopper.
85: Figure-Eight Loop.
86: Threaded Figure-Eight Loop.
87: Overhand Loop.
88: Double Overhand Loop.
89: Double Overhand Sliding Loop.
90: Bowline on the Bight.
91: Portuguese Bowline.
92: Spanish Bowline.
93: Angler’s Loop.
94: Single Figure-Eight Loop on the Bight.
95: Englishman’s Loop.
Best for... Fishing.
96: Blood Dropper Knot.
97: Bimini Twist.
98: Basic Net.
99: Cargo Net Knot.
100: Jury Mast Knot.
101: Braids and Sennits.
102: Three-Strand Flat Braid.
103: Four-Strand Flat Braid.
104: Five-Strand Flat Braid.
105: Six-Strand Flat Braid.
106: Seven-Strand Flat Braid.
Best for... Gifts.
107: Ocean-Braid Mat.
108: Oval Mat.
109: Chain Sennit.
110: Four-Strand Round Sennit.
111: Eight-Strand Square Sennit.
112: Round Crown Sennit.
113: Six-Strand Round Crowing.
114: Square Crown Sennit.
115: Splices and Whippings.
116: Back Splice.
117: Eye Splice.
118: Short Splice.
119: Tapering a Splice.
Best for... Horses.
120: Common Whipping.
121: French Whipping.
122: Sailmaker’s Whipping.
123: Palm and Needle Whipping.
124: Seizing.
125: Stitch and Seize.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.