Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.

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Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly and safely. Gollum rated it liked it Nov 05, Books by Geoffrey Budworth. Looking for beautiful books? With knots gfoffrey climbing, sailing, and fishing, every knot entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of cimplete knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features. Ray rated it liked it Jan 16, Google is your friend.

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Mark Harrington rated it really liked it Sep 16, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. For the most part, the illustrative drawings showing how to tie various knots were clear and easy to follow.

An important plus of this book, given its claim to encyclopedic coverage, is the inclusion of decorative knots. Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly and safely.

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Not only does each knot come with several large and simple illustrations the easiest to understand that I’ve ever seen budwirth, but also detailed information on its application, such as when and when not to use it. Jay McGuire rated it liked it Apr 21, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I bought this book for the sole purpose of learning how to tie a simple slip knot. Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly and safely.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When it comes to a more simple knot though, the flow motion photos are a distraction.

Pawson, Yeoffrey of Knots expanded edition This book contains very clear color photographs, and the layout is quite pleasing to the eye. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. One drawback of drawings is that the cordage you’re trying to knot never lies as smoothly and gracefully as the one in the drawings.

One person found this helpful. I almost had the feeling that Pawson had decided that he would avoid when he could duplicating what Budworth had done. My copy has an update date ofmaking it the most recent edition of all my knot books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I’ve found it very useful learning new knots and reviewing knots I’ve used in the past. Open Preview See a Problem?

Instead of putting some trivia about the history of the knot in a circle on each page, a clear monochromatic photo in the circle would serve the reader better. Compounding this is the fact that the book is small in format, and budworhh you have four or five photographs on one page, each photograph ends up being small say, 1.


Drawings and diagrams can be difficult to decipher, but a good collection of useful knots. I’ve been using it as a reference while teaching Scouts how to tie basic knots.

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This makes a good first book on tying knots. On the plus side, Pawson includes a number of lashings, plaits and sennits, and splices, which Budworth does not. There are far more knots in this book than any beginner would need, and there is a bpok of information about the use and misuse of knots.

Steve rated it it was ok Jan 23, Please try again later. Based on the fact that this book is intended as an encyclopedia and it fulfills that function very well, I give this book five stars.

Want to Read saving…. Knotting, Splicing and Ropework Dover Maritime. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In a number of instances, the author assumes you should be able to figure out the process from fewer drawings than I think necessary. Pages with related products. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

A minus is that the book is outdated. A plus is that several ways of tying a knot is shown for several of the knots. Just as there is no perfect knot, there is no perfect knot book. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Betsy rated it it was amazing Aug 16,